Letters to the Editor

Symphony's women dress too informally

Too bad most of the Modesto Symphony's female musicians lacked pride in their dress. It appeared as if they had dressed for rehearsal -- black boots, clogs, etc. Is this how they dress for a formal performance? It did not match their pride in presenting their music. Ninety-five percent of the male musicians dressed formally -- coat and tails, etc., as most symphony professionals are expected to dress. What gives? Is there a double standard? Or is it the female musicians' desire to "dress down" for us country hicks?