Silliest ever ensemble namesOrchestras
A press release caught our eye this morning.
It’s for a tour by ‘Concertgebouw Young’ with conductor Gustavo Gimeno.
Something lost in translation? Unless they change that name, we’ll start referring to the parent organisation as Concertgebouw Old.
Elsewhere, German radio orchestras have snappy names like Südwestrundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, while Russia regales us with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after Evgeny Svetlanov. Put that on a postcard and there’s no room left for a stamp.
How about the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra? It’s based in San Francisco.
Or the Arts Sphere Chamber Ensemble. Active in Singapore.
There used to be a quartet in Oklahoma called the Stringents.
San Francisco has a piano trio named Fog.
How very apt.
pictured: Abbado, Rattle, Berlin Phil intendant Ohnesorg (which means no worries hah!)