It’s one baton after another this morning in the UK.
Following the hot news from Ulster, the BBC Symphony Orchestra has named Dalia Porra as its principal guest conductor.
Dalia, who is Finnish, is a former assistant to Esa-Pekka Salonen at the LA Phil. She changed her name from Stasevska when she married Lauri Porra, a great-grandson of Sibelius.
The BBC’s chief conductor is Sakari Oramo.
‘I’m looking so much forward to this new exciting journey!!’ says Dalia.
Sakari said: ‘I am particularly happy that Finnish conductors keep inspiring London musicians into permanent artistic partnerships.’