This is the first Slipped Disc prediction for 2016 and it is founded on solid inside information.
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is in the hunt for a successor to Andris Nelsons and the players’ favourite at this moment is very talented young woman whose identity wild horses will not extract from us.
One other UK orchestra is also looking beyond its present arrangements. There, too, a prime candidate is non-male.
Barring accidents and agent malpractice, 2016 will bring a new feminine face to the British podium.
And about time, too.