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Brazil concert chaos - here's the video, and the official version

Some kind souls have posted on youtube what happened when the Brazil Symphony Orchestra management attempted to put a concert with youth players in place of the musicians they had sacked. The conductor, Roberto Minczuk, entered to a mixed chorus...
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Brazil orchestra crisis: the latest international protest

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (3 years ago)

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales are being required to play a concert with Roberto Minczuk, the conductor who has dismissed half the members of the Brazil Symphony Orchestra and been boycotted by leading soloists. Like the player... Read Post

Breaking: Brazil crisis conductor cancels foreign concert

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (3 years ago)

Roberto Minczuk, ebattled music director of the Brazil Symphony Orchestra half of whose players he has sacked, has cancelled next week's concerts in Salt Lake City. The official word from Rio (below) is that he is detained there by ... Read Post

Brazil - chaos at the concert

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (3 years ago)

A Saturday concert in which a youth orchestra replaced the Brazil Symphony Orchestra, half of whose players were fired, was abandoned wothout a note being played when the conductor Roberto Minczuk was greeted with audience boos and ... Read Post


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