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Laura Llorca, member of the Musicians’ Committee of the Cordoba orchestra, reads the FIM call before a concert.
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Edward Gardner, conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Grieghallen, November 2014, has delivered a protest speech against the reductions in funding and budgetary cuts that are threatening many orchestras in Europe and countries around the world.
A performance of a Brahms 1st Hungarian Dance in G minor was dedicated by the Bergen Phil and its conductor to the FIM IOW.[…] Read more
|Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz und Bach Chor Mainz with guest conductor Prof. Ralf Otto during a rehearsal at the Philharmonie Ludwigshafen (Photo: K. Bosch)|
|Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin during a rehearsal at the Berliner Philharmonie|
|MDR Radio Chorus|
|MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig|
|Members of NDR Chorus, Hamburg|
|RIAS Kammerchor at the Berliner Philharmonie|
|Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart (SWR)|
|Berlin Radio Chorus|
|SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart|
|Musicians of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with their conductor Mariss Jansons|
The Management and the artists of the orchestra and choir of the Opéra de Lyon join the International Orchestra Week (IOW).
The joint statement issued by the French musicians trade unions and the organisations representing orchestra and opera managers has been distributed to the audience, during performances of Semiramis on Nov.[…] Read more
The musicians of the SWR Symphony orchestra (Baden-Baden and Fribourg) show a yellow card to denounce the budget-cuts that are threatening orchestras and opera theatres under the pretext of a consolidation of public finances.
On the first photo, musicians are rehearsing with guest conductor Ingo Metzmacher. The orchestra is threatened inits very existence by a planned merger with the Stuttgart radio orchestra.
On November 17th, French trade unions and employer’s organisations from the live performance sector will deliver a press conference in the framework of the IOW, in order to express the concerns of the profession about the situation of symphony and opera orchestras throughout the world and reaffirm the essential role of orchestras in society.[…] Read more
In several orchestras in UK, musicians will distribute leaflets to the audience, at the initiative of the BMU. Musicians will also wear silver ribbons while on stage to proclaim the IOW.[…] Read more
The International Conference of Orchestra Musicians (ICSOM) represents over 4,000 musicians from 52 major symphony orchestras throughout the United States, and is a Players’ Conference of the American Federation of Musicians.
On Nov. 14th, ICSOM has officially announced its support to the International orchestra Week (IOW). Its members are encouraged to express their solidarity with the endangered orchestras around the world, and to take part in the IOW with any initiative they will deem appropriate.[…] Read more