The Liverpool conductor Vasily Petrenko is holding open conversations with major players in the classical world on his Facebook page.
In a stark and sober chat, the Concertgebouw chief Simon Reinink disclosed his surprise that two-thrids of ticket buyers have not demanded their money back, either donating the ticket or accepting a voucher.
His prognosis, though, is grim. Reinink acknowledges that the over-70s who form a large part of the classical audience will not return until there is a Covid-19 vaccine or the virus has abated. He also warns of a coming recession that will cause major sponsors to desert.