The conductor addresses the future of the orchestra in a new talk for the Hanns Eisler Institute.
Ivan is incapable of uttering a dull sentence: ‘It’s an endangered art form and it must reform itself if it does not want to be wiped out.’
‘Our children and grandchildren will feel further and further removed from the generation for which this was the norm.’
‘I want to address the lack of creativity in a symphony orchestra.’
‘In coronavirus, people easily live without it.’
‘How long will politicians finance a non-playing orchestra?’
UPDATE: A different take