In an online conversation in the past hour between Alan Gilbert (Elbphilharmonie), Karina Cannelakis (Dutch Radio), Daniel Harding (Swedish Radio) and Rattle (LSO), all four conductors seemed reconciled to various shades of fatalism.
Concerns were expressed about programming smaller orchestras for smaller audiences. Rattle was concerned that his players are unwaged and gave a clear indication that they hoped to return ‘in November, December’. But the matters being discussed range from details of repertoire to how you managed distanced bathroom breaks.
Interesting conversation, but not much hope on the near horizon.