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.
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
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