The Israeli government this week abolished the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA).
Among the collateral casualties of this authoritarian, totally political decision is the IBA’s orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, which has been a radio ensemble since its foundation in 1936. As of today, it is no longer a part of the broadcast spectrum.
The orchestra is struggling to find ways to stay alive and keep its musicians in work.
Bolshoi photo (2016): Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev