Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Students Hit Hard by the Syracuse Symphony Bankruptcy

As John O'Brien points out, Syracuse isn't just losing a professional orchestra--its youth orchestra is also folding.

The student musicians in the group held their final rehearsal on Sunday "for a concert the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra will never perform." They were to have performed their season-ending concert on May 15.

On Monday, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra board announced that they will file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, citing its $5 million debt and inability to raise the $7 million it needed to finish the season. The youth orchestra operated as part of the Syracuse Symphony's organization.