Thursday, October 30, 2008

Good news, for a change

[Alain] Trudel and Montreal businessman Philippe Labelle say the CBC's 70-year-old Vancouver orchestra will carry on after its official farewell concert on Nov. 16, with a new name and an expanded mandate.

"We've talked to a lot of people, and it's going ahead," said Labelle, who told The Globe and Mail in August about his desire to mount a rescue mission for an orchestra located 5,000 kilometres from his home. "It will be called the National Broadcast Orchestra (NBO), and it will be based in Vancouver."

The reformed entity will be independent from the CBC, he says, and will expand beyond conventional broadcasting into webcasting and other types of Internet distribution.
Original article here.