First, I’m in the camp of people (and there are many) who actually support the expansion of CBC Radio Two to include different genres of music.
Oh really? Where are they? Why is it that the articles on this story so far in newspapers and blogs are almost exclusively of an extremely negative nature? Why is is that the Save Classical Music at the CBC Facebook group is now at 8500 members and counting? Why is it that the Save the CBC Radio Orchestra Facebook group already has over
The reality is that CBC have in one fell swoop alienated their core listening audience of Radio 2, made enemies of much of the cultural elite of Canada, and militarized the classical music community in a manner never before seen.
And now the classical musicians of Vancouver, a city with one of the most vibrant musical communities on the continent, will have to go on with one of its best and brightest orchestras eliminated at the end of November.