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“It is important that the ceremonies of the EDF and the PPA, with the president and the foreign services, can be organized with dignity in the future and the orchestra is undoubtedly part of it,” Laanet said in a press release. Department of Defense.
The minister said the new work organization solution would give the orchestra better options to produce and develop high-level wind music.
Laanet proposed that the Ministry of Defense provide core funding for the orchestra with a proportional contribution from the Ministry of the Interior. In addition, the Ministry of Defense would provide the orchestra with rehearsal rooms and instruments.
“From a state management point of view this means a reduction of around 1 million euros and we will still have a professional orchestra with more diverse rosters than before. I think this is a big victory. for our state structures and our national culture, ”Laanet wrote.
The working group made up of officials from the Ministry of Defense, Interior and Culture will work out the exact details of the orchestra’s organization, promising to cooperate with representatives of the orchestra.
The representative orchestra will perform mainly on orders from the EDF and the Ministry of Defense, the PPA, the President’s office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He will also have the possibility of earning his own income, an option that the EDF orchestra did not have before.
ERR News wrote on May 17 that the EDF would lay off its entire orchestra in order to respond to the government’s austerity plans. The PPA orchestra soon followed, but the idea of merging the two orchestras was proposed by Minister of the Interior Kristian Jaani (Center).
PPA conductor Kristiina Veedre said it might seem easy on paper to merge the PPA and Defense Force orchestras, but in reality it could cause a lot of headaches.