This story is so sad. The Phoenix Symphony musicians have been held hostage. I am close with several of the musicians and all have told me that music director, Michael Christie is a megalomaniac and that it is indeed true, that the symphony is actively replacing older talent with younger, who will bow to anyone's will to keep their jobs. This has been happening for months, under the radar. Please, Maryellen Gleason, realize it's about the music, not politics!!