Hold the presses: Orchestra changes its namemain
As of today, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic has changed its name to Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
This new name emphasises the link to its host city and its new concert hall, and will help to strengthen the orchestra’s international profile, says the press release.
You weren’t aware it had an international profile? Maybe that was the problem.
Or maybe it’s because there’s no music director.
Under the leadership of Principal Guest Conductor Philippe Herreweghe and Conductor Laureate Edo de Waart, and previously Chief Conductor Jaap van Zweden and Principal Guest Conductor Martyn Brabbins, the orchestra aims to move and inspire the widest possible audience with top-class concert experiences.
What was that name, again?