Classical musicians fight cuts


This video from England is called Guerilla Orchestra plays Manchester December 10th 2010.

Heather Bird, a Manchester-based classical double bassist, created the “Guerrilla Orchestra” in response to the savage cuts being made in music performance and education: here.

USA: Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performed at a sold-out strike support concert Saturday broadcast live via webcast to audiences globally: here.

Striking Detroit Symphony musicians face a management-imposed February 11 deadline. They face concession demands that would destroy the orchestra as a top-ranked ensemble: here.

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  1. Liceu opera victim of cutbacks

    SPAIN: The country’s economic crisis has forced Barcelona’s Liceu opera house to delay the opening of its 2011-2012 season by a month and could lead to temporary layoffs at the famous theatre.

    The Liceu said today that cuts in subsidies by the Spanish Culture Ministry and the regional government of Catalonia have reduced its 2011-12 budget to €48.4 million (£40.9m), down €10m (£8.5m) from two years ago.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/101403

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