10 music predictions for 2016
December 31, 2015 by norman lebrecht
1 The New York Philharmonic will pick the wrong music director.
2 No turf will be broken on Simon Rattle’s vanity hall.
3 Munich will complain about Valery Gergiev’s lack of rehearsal or Putinist statements.
4 The resurrection of NY City Opera will be postponed.
5 Eighteen critics will call on Placido Domingo to retire the voice.
6 A British orch will appoint youngest woman music director.
7 A woman in Buffalo, NY, will call for more Dutilleux. She will be outvoted.
8 Arts Council England will continue its vendetta against English National Opera
9 The Dallas Symphony will find no-one overseas is taking its calls
10 China will be confirmed as the world’s largest consumer of western classical music.
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