French President donates his book royalties to an orchestramain
The classical station France-Musique has an interview with the former president of the republic, Francois Hollande, in which he says he has given the royalties of his latest book, Leur République, to the Divertimento orchestra in the town of Stains (Seine-Saint-Denis).
The sum mentioned is 300,000 Euros. Hollande says he chose this orchestra because it takes music to 100,000 people who have no access to music education or a concert hall. ‘Classical music is not reserved for an elite who would have been trained to understand and share it. Classical music is everyone’s music,’ he declares.
Any thoughts, Barack Obama?