The Bavarian state orchestra is going on a Europe-wide tour in September with its music director Kirill Petrenko, incoming chief of the Berlin Philharmonic.
The tour will take in Milan, Lucerne, Dortmund, Bonn, Paris, Luxembourg, Berlin, Vienna and Frankfurt.
Why not London?
Because the BBC Proms turned it down and neither South Bank nor Barbican was interested.
Fog over Channel. Little England reigns eternal.