President Macron ties French orchestra to China Philharmonicmain
The French president, visiting Shanghai, has set up a partnership between the China Philharmonic, conductor Long Yu, and the state-controlled Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conductor Mikko Franck.
There will be exchanges of musicians, co-commissions and a joint concert in the Forbidden City.
All a bit reminscent of Henry Kissinger’s cultural diplomacy.
Long Yu has previously partnered with the New York Phil, but maybe that’s on the way out.