The fate of two Paris orchestras ‘hangs in the balance’main
We have reported over several months the disintegration of music structures at Radio France, leading to the present state of chaos where the head of music is believed to have been fired and an orchestra was obliged to play before an empty hall. Several top administrators have gone, one fleeing as far as Chicago.
An accurate summary of recent events appears today in Le Point under the headline quoted above. Le Point predicts a forced merger between the Orchestre Nationale de France (md: Daniele Gatti) and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (md: Myung Whun Chung). Together, the two orchestras employ 250 musicians. This looks like a disaster movie with no-one in the director’s seat.
Is Paris burning?