In what amount to a near-parody of neanderthal Big Five conduct, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has found more money for less purpose.
There are 17 conductors in its season, none much different from before nor any available and likely to step up to the music directorship, vacant since James Levine’s collapse.
Riccardo Chailly, who was last season’s white hope before he fell ill, has not been re-engaged. No point speculating about the rest. Read them all here.
It’s too dispiriting to warrant further comment, though I guess the Globe will try to raise a cheer or two.