The orchestra in Duisburg is under threat of closure. Estonian conductor Anu Tali told the audience (in English) that if the orchestra goes, the city itself will be no more than ‘a coffee-stop before the next big city.’ Five German orchestras are presently under threat of disbandment.
The campaign to stop Southwest German Radio (SWR) from sacking its orchestra in Baden-Baden and Freiburg is gathering pace and power. The great French composer, who has lived in the area, has given a video interview to the orchestra... Read Post
There were public demonstrations at the last seasonal concert of the Spanish radio and TV orchestra and chorus, which is threatened with partial closure. Musiciansw have been told they will be paid eight months a year and should reg... Read Post