Lloyd Webber: Lay Off The Negative Classical Music Stories

Julian Lloyd Webber is tired of all the doom and gloom about the classical music bhusiness. “In this country only one small orchestra – the Bournemouth Sinfonietta – has closed in the past 30 years. Meanwhile, over the same period, membership of the Association of British Orchestras has increased by 38 orchestras, 19 of which are new. How come the ‘grim reapers’ don’t write about that? Then again, I suppose good news is not news.”