Official: Two Paris orchestras are told to mergemain
Our resmusica amis have drawn our attention to a ruling by the auditor of public finances, demanding the fusion of two Paris-based radio orchestras, the Nationale (Daniele Gatti) and the Philharmonique (Myung Whun Chung).
The ruling was handed down by the Cour des comptes, which surveys spending at all public bodies from the Elysée Palace to hospitals and schools.
Its recommendations are hard to resist. This looks pretty bad for the orchs, and for hundreds more who work in broadcasting.
The court also calls for a merger between France Inter, France Info and France Culture. More here.