Top Orchestra Plays To Empty Hall

I love this! When Radio France – in the middle of strikes, layoffs, financial troubles and general chaos – abruptly cancelled the Friday evening concert of the L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, they didn’t consult the musicians or conductor Myung-Whun Chung first. In protest, the furious orchestra went right over to the new Philharmonie de Paris (conveniently available that evening) and played its program to banks of empty seats – making headlines in the process. Click on the video to hear what they played: perfect. (Sorry that the link is in French. Actually, I’m not sorry: you should have paid more attention in French class: I did.)

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