We’re hearing cries of distress from players in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who are appearing in an open-air concert in Bodrum, Turkey, today. The temperature at rehearsal this morning is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37 Celsius.
One guest player tells us: ‘This is, quite possibly, the hottest temperature I’ve ever played in. The sun, however beautiful, is punishing.’
So when is a hot date just too hot? When should musicians put down their tools and say it’s too dangerous to play?