Germany loses an orchestramain
It has been decided to merge the Thüringen Philharmonie of Gotha with the Landeskapelle Eisenach.
The two orchestras will become one in August next year.
It will not escape your attention that this bureaucratic merger is taking place at the birthplace of J S Bach.
Some 50 German orchestras, mostly in the former DDR have been ‘rationalised’ since reunification, leaving Germany with around 130 subsidised orchestras.