The review site Bachtrack runs an annual poll for top orchestra and conductor. In a modest reader base, the results are easily rigged by well-organised interest groups.
This year’s favourite orchestra, announced today, is Dublin’s RTE Concert Orchestra. The winning maestro is conductor Jo-Ann Falletta. See here.
In second place, far behind, is the Cleveland Orchestra with Franz Welser-Möst.
That’s the value of online polls.