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What Do We Want? A Radio Orchestra! When Do We Want It? Now!

Posted at 2:35 PM on April 7, 2008 by Gillian Martin (2 Comments)

As the kind of person who wishes that riots still broke out occasionally at classical music concerts, I was thrilled to see music-lovers in Vancouver take to the streets last week in support of the soon-to-be-disbanded CBC Radio Orchestra.

For more on the decision to disband (dis-orchestra?) the last surviving radio orchestra in North America, see this article.

What do you think, is it time for the Minnesota Public Radio Symphony?

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