Saturday, December 19, 2009
Vancouver Symphony says NO to Olympics
Where there's an Olympics, there's controversy. And the latest involves the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, which refuses to have its pre-recorded music mimed by others during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games.
I don't blame them. Who can forget how cheesy it was when we discovered that the young girl was lip-synching during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing? Pretty tacky.
Read more about the symphony's defection in this CBC article: Vancouver Symphony says no to Olympic opening.
The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games are Feb. 12-28, 2010.
UPDATE: VANOC (Vancouver's Olympic committee) has apologized to the Vancouver Symphony. Read the CBC News story here.
French horn player
Photo by Sue Frause