German orchestra faces bankruptcy

German orchestra faces bankruptcy


norman lebrecht

August 05, 2016

The Bergische Symphony, serving the towns of Remscheid and Solingen, has been in trouble for as long as Slippedisc can remember. But now the town mayors are drawing a red line on the forecourt.

The orchestra is losing a steady 300,000 Euros a year. That has to stop, says the mayors. Or the music stops.

Read here.



  • El Vaquero says:

    300 000 Euros? The European Central Bank in Frankfurt prints that amout of money in their computers every 2 minutes to buy up bonds of the bankrupt govenrments in the Club Méditerranée. A mosquito fart in a thunderstorm.

  • Steven Holloway says:

    This is completely off-topic, but I must ask what happens to the new posts visible on AllTop after they are displaced by others. Your website, you see, shows nothing after July 29, which make things a bit of a nuisance if there might just be one a reader wishes to follow. Looking through pages of the site, one comes to a page which would seem to indicate by its mixture of dates that your former chronological order of posts broke up. Of course, if you explain, I probably won’t be able to see the response, because…see preceding.

    • Steven Holloway says:

      Ah. I see you have finally corrected this and returned to the correct chronological order of pre-July 29. No need to thank me for pointing this out to you in the first place.