The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has announced plans to play in every European Union member state in the course of two and a half years, starting in Ireland in August. New principal conductor Daniele Gatti will be in charge.
The tour patron is EU president Jean-Claude Juncker, something of a stranger to the concert hall.
Let’s hope there will still be 28 by 2019. And that the orch won’t be delayed too long at post-Shengen border controls.