The orchestra, $20 million in the red, has just announced a benefit evening hosted by the film-maker and his favourite composer.
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Do these Hollywood guys know what they are putting their names to? This is an orch that penalises its players for its bosses’ errors, an orch for which no player of quality wants to audition, an orch that has the worst labour-relations reputation in America.
Even if the film stars turn up for the benefit, there is a risk (we hear) that many of the players may shun it.