Seoul threatens musicians with lights out
December 31, 2015 by norman lebrecht
The Seoul Arts Centre threatened musicians before yesterday’s concert that, in the event of any demonstration or protest in favour of ex-music director, Myung Whun Chung, they would switch the hall lights out.
(That’s what passes for free speech in ‘democratic’ South Korea.)
One musician successfully distributed a circular among the audience telling them that the players stood with their conductor.
We hear today that further resignations may be expected.
Also, that unemployed western conductors are applying for the Seoul-dead vacancy.
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