Just what the BBC needs

The Boston Symphony has been running an online recital by the harpist Charles Overton and associate principal horn Richard Sebring.

Overton, 26, is a rarity. Apparently only one in 19 orchestral harpists are male, and fewer still are minority ethnic.

I’d like to hear more of him. So would the desperate BBC’s classical station under its new 20 percent minority target.

Read here.


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  • Three whom I knew – although now (I believe) retired, are David Watkins ( LPO, RPO and London-based freelancer), Rob Johnston (CBSO) and Frank Sternefeld (Opera North).

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