Chancellor Merkel adopts a youth orchestramain
In the thick of the biggest currency crisis for a generation, the German chancellor has found time to announce her personal sponsorship of the Baltic Youth Philharmonic. The orchestra consists of 90 students from around the seaboard. They are rehearsing Prokofiev 5th this week in Kaunas, Lithuania, ahead of a grand tour. Krystian Järvi is the founder and artistic director.