Another day, another maestro lettermain
Several UK music directors led by Sir Mark Elder and Vasily Petrenko have written to the Times warning that Britain’s orchestras need a huge cash injection to stay afloat. Elder had already written along these lines to the Guardian.
Today’s letter says: ‘It is becoming more and more apparent that orchestras, opera companies and other musical institutions in the UK, a truly world-leading country in all forms of culture, are in grave danger of being lost for ever, if urgent action is not taken.’
Other signatories include Vladimir Jurowski (LPO), Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla (CBSO), Martyn Brabbins (English National Opera), Daniele Rustioni (Ulster), Esa-Pekka Salonen (ex-Philharmonia), Lars Vogt of the Northern Sinfonia and Kirill Karabits who is falsely registered in Birmingham, rather than Bournemouth.
Nothing has appeared in the Daily Mail, so nothing’s likely to be noticed by the present Government.