Worst-run orchestra makes BBC Proms debutmain
We have regaled you for several years with the comic maladministration of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, a Geneva ensemble that achieved world fame under Ernst Ansermet and subsequently subsided into provincialism.
Latest reports from Geneva suggest that the company may be undergoing a slow recovery in the hands of the partner of a talented young conductor. One sign of its revival is a spot at the BBC Proms in the orchestra’s centenary year.
Other visiting orchestras include the Berlin Philharmonic with Kirill Petrenko – whom Proms bosses turned down just three years ago – Rotterdam with Yannick, Musica Aeterna with Currentzis, Minnesota with Vanska, Paavo Järvi’s Estonian Festival Orchestra, along with Boston, Baltimore, Bergen and Budapest.
Full programme now online.