Monday, October 19, 2015

The name of the game is Sir Simon says


Mark Boleat, the City of London Corporation’s policy and resources chairman has told Architect's Journal that siting the new London concert hall advocated by Sir Simon Rattle on the Museum of London site "is feasible". As was pointed out here in September, the Museum of London site is one quarter of a mile from the Barbican Hall. Mark Boleat sits on the City of London Property Investment Board together with Michael Cassidy CBE. Simon Rattle is designate music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. My earlier post noted that Michael Cassidy is also non-executive chairman of Askonas Holt - the agency that manages Simon Rattle and represents the LSO - and that Mr Cassidy has previously held the positions of chairman of the Museum of London [2005-2013], chairman Barbican Arts Centre [2000-2003], and is a past planning chairman of the Corporation of London. He is also a member of the City of London Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee.

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1 comment:

Graeme said...

Maybe all is not yet lost and sense will return...

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/oct/25/simon-rattle-lso-new-london-concert-hall-row

I tend to agree with Mr Lloyd-Webber that the money should be spent on education rather than on architectural follies