YLE, the Finnish broadcaster, has taken its viewers backstage at Helsinki’s new concert hall to show them the sauna reserved exclusively for members of the radio symphony orchestra (plus the occasional conductor).
You can watch it here, about two minutes into the news report.
Hey, guys, keep your shirts on….
(this is a simulated image)
Mikko, who sent me the clip, adds: The sauna is a tiny, windowless, electrically heated one that seats two at the most and is located deep in the underground backstage bowels of the building. A Finn would not be impressed. (A good sauna would be wood-burning, more spacious and have access to the outdoors, if not a view over a body of water). No wonder that the other orchestra housed at the Centre, the Helsinki Philharmonic, did not request this kind of a sauna-in-a-closet for their dressing rooms.