Iberian and Nordic orchestras sound out in Dutch protest – that makes 10main
The latest recruits to the international campaign to save the infrastructure of Dutch arts from being slaughtered by Government cuts are the orchestras of Casa da Music in Porto, itself suffering severe subsidy shrinkage. The Portuguese performance of Soldier of Orange is conducted by Jorma Panula – a rare chance to see the great maker of Finnish maestros in action.
The other protestor is the Nordic Youth Orchestra in Lund, Sweden, conducted by Stefan Solyom, who articulates an eloquent defence of orchestras. Do have a listen