I have just been informed via a widely distributed email that the members of the CBC Radio Orchestra in Vancouver have been called to attend a meeting with Mark Steinmetz, director of Radio Music, Alain Trudel, Principal Conductor of the orchestra, and another member of the CBC staff scheduled for this afternoon at 4:30pm PDT in the Georgian Court Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
At this point, all that is known is that an announcement will be made to the orchestra. I'll update this story as soon as more facts are available.
Update 6:24 EDT:
I have just received word (subject to confirmation) that the CBC Radio Orchestra is indeed being cut. I have also received word that the Globe and Mail is at this hour interviewing members of the Vancouver musical community for what will probably be a story in tomorrow's paper.
Colin Miles of the Canadian Music Centre BC Region is organizing a rally in front of the Georgian Court Hotel for this afternoon at 4:30pm PDT (one hour from now), so if you're in Vancouver and care about the future of the musical community, do try to drop by what promises to be a very sad gathering.