Royal Philharmonic moves to Wembley

It is reported that the homeless orchestra wants to embed itself in ‘a diverse community.’

The move will happen in May.

 

 

 

 

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    • In the context of diversity there should also be place for orchestra’s which place diversity at the top of their priority list instead of artistic quality. The problem is, that the orchestral repertoire does not have much diverse music, but that gap may be remedied easily by diverse composers, preferably recruted from diverse communities.

      • I imagine English is not your first language, but I would disagree that the orchestral repertoire does not have much diverse music. A Wagner overture is a long way from a Satie piece. You could never confuse Mozart and Stravinsky…etc.

        I suppose I am just getting sick of seeing another perfectly good English word co-opted to some politically correct application. Diversity means a lot more than bean-counting the number of BAME and sexually miscellaneous categorisations.

        • “I suppose I am just getting sick of seeing another perfectly good English word co-opted to some politically correct application.”

          OMG, that’s so gay.

          • I used to feel very gay much of the time — despite being resolutely heterosexual. Can’t say that any more! Ah, well, that’s what synonyms are for.

        • The word ‘diversity’ was used in the same way as it is used in the announcement. That was the irony of the comment. (‘Irony’ used in the sense of the Oxford Dictionary.)

          • It is always more civilized and more human to help the ironically-challenged. Petulant expostulations like this one are only offering themselves up to benefic repudiation.

      • What the hell does their location (diverse community) have to do with their quality? That’s like saying, ooooh, they put “Royal” in their name, they must be in-bred welfare sucking leeches (now, THAT’s use of irony).

  • So what does this actually mean? Is there a hall for them to play in there? Or is this just a move of administrative/rehearsal facilities, and a base for community outreach?

    I think NL said it well a few years ago: An orchestra without a purpose.

    A pity London doesn’t figure out how to consolidate its many good orchestras into two great ones that would follow the business model used in the rest of the world.

  • Classical music is the only genuinely diverse music on this planet.Nothing belittles a person or organisation more than desperately trying to make itself popular.Having said that I wish the Philharmonic well,they deserve it.

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