German orchestra gets bailout pledgemain
The Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, conducted by the American Eugene Tzigane, has been given three year’s breathing space by the town of Minden after running into financial crisis. It’s being paraded as a good news story, but in the small print the town will actually reduce its subsidy from 146,000 Euros to 81,000 and the orchestra will have to find the rest from private sources.
Where do we think these guys are going?
Photo: Joachim Grothus, Bielefeld