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Fossil Free NL serve crude to Shell's Swan Lake audience

'Today the Concertgebouw celebrates the Opening Night of its orchestra's new season. On the same day, Fossil Free Culture NL makes clear that there is little to celebrate on a dying planet. Solemn, near motionless performers carrying trays with glasses of black champagne, demonstrate the dissonance between the Concertgebouw's public image and its complicity in the global crimes by Royal Dutch Shell through its acceptance of their dirty money. As concert-goers inside the famous concert hall immerse themselves in the mesmerising sounds of Tsjaikovski's Swan Lake, outside, the public call for Shell's Swan Song reaches a crescendo. With so little time left to avert climate disaster, let this be the Fossil Free Culture Season Opening!'