Stuck With The Tux – Orchestra Fails To Find Alternative Concert Wear

Britain’s Halle Orchestra had hoped to find a new concert costume for its players – something not so stiff and formal. “But for the 2003-04 season, details of which were announced yesterday, the HallĂ©’s men will continue to wear the white ties and tails that males have worn for 150 years. ‘We have talked about this a lot. But we got stuck. We could not really find a practical alternative’.”