The NPO has decided to stop the program as of January 1 Hall of Mirrors on NPO Classic. AVROTROS is “displeased” with this decision, which according to the broadcaster was partly taken for financial reasons.
“A year ago, the NPO, after agreements with the unions, decided that all musicians should receive a financial reward for their performances,” says AVROTROS media director Bart Barnas.
“It is very sad that it is now said that the program has become too expensive, with the result that both the income and this important platform for classical talent in the Netherlands are disappearing.”
Hall of Mirrorswhich Hans van den Boom (photo) presents, has been the support act for for thirty years The Sunday Morning Concert and will be broadcast live on the radio from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. “It is a unique program in terms of design and atmosphere and is consistently one of the most highly rated programs among NPO Klassiek listeners,” Barnas emphasizes.
“Hall of Mirrors offers a stage on the radio to young classical talent from all over the country and is therefore a very valuable program title.”
Listeners have now started a petition to have the decision reversed. A spokesperson for the NPO said they “cannot say anything about it”.