With film music, Brussels orchestra veers from usual business model

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Brussels Philharmonic used to wait by the phone and occasionally a filmmaker would call. The symphony orchestra did, after all, perform the music on Martin Scorsese’s 2004 movie “The Aviator”, winning the Golden Globe that year for Best Original Score. But after one million euros ($1.3 million) in public funding cuts over the past two years, patience has become a luxury. General manager Gunther Broucke solicited movie producers at a film festival in Ghent last year: The orchestra wanted work. …

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