Expressions of sympathy and solidarity rolled in from around the world when the Greek government shut down public broadcasting, throwing an orchestra on the scrapheap. Tonight, we learn that the government intends to sell off the Megaron concert hall in Athens, which is crippled with debt payments.
There are two concert stages in the complex, one with 1,960 seats and the other 494. The smaller one is named after Dmitri Mitropoulos, sometime chief conductor of the New York Philharmonic and mentor to Leonard Bernstein (who deposed him). It would be a shame to see his name disappear.