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Conductor ends German concert with public appeal to save the orchestra

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.
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Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (3 years ago)

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Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (2 years ago)

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