On the morning of the First cricket Test, Australia has claimed its first English scalp.
Laurence Jackson, concertmaster of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for the past ten years, is leaving to join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, in Perth.
What’s Perth got that Brum lacks? (Suggestions below, please.)
The loss is a serious one for the CBSO, which is entering an interim period without a music director after Andris Nelsons (pictured with him, below) left for Boston.