BBC orchestras ‘will improve with more freelancers’Orchestras
We have heard from several participants that a senior BBC executive told an internal Zoom meeting last week that ‘standards will improve with more freelancers in the mix.’
A plan for the closed Zoom call to be made public has been delayed.
The case that freelancers improve an orchestra can be attested by the relative performing standards obtaining in, say, London and Berlin.
It is on such specious argumentation that the BBC’s classical strategy is based.
The sooner it is scrapped, the less long-term damage will be done to the BBC’s public standing.