We have a plan!
More than 20.000 people have signed the petition that La Petite Bande put on line in early June of 2012, when the orchestra was threatened with losing its structural subsidies. And indeed, as you've probably suspected, despite the massive and heart-warming support, the Culture Minister has eliminated our subsidies as of 1 January 2013.
This drastic and deliberately partisan intervention by the government remains inexplicable, both to us and to many of our audiences. It does not in the least consider how much La Petite Bande is appreciated, both within Belgium and all over the world.
We would like to announce formally and plainly to all of you that the orchestra will continue its work. But how will this be possible without government support? We have a plan, and if you'd like to know more about it, click the button below.
Thank you in advance for your continued interest,
Posted: Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 15h07.
Posted: Friday, 22 June 2012 at 14h54.
No more subventions for La Petite Bande
A message from Sigiswald Kuijken currently on tour in the UK: “I’m baffled by this decision. It’s certainly not my intention to make a ‘fuzz’ about it now. I believe that our cause was well defended and we gave it the dignity it deserved. Furthermore, I find no words for that decision, and do not understand the position of the committee . We will now see how we take it from here, I would like to thank everyone for their support in these past weeks.” 22-6-12