The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra’s board voted to suspend the rest of their 50th anniversary concert season due to a shortage of funds. They are emphasizing that this is a suspension and not a complete closure.
This decision was preceded by cost reductions across the board from layoffs to salary decreases. As More >
Riccardo Muti, Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra withdrew from his remaining performances in Chicago in October due to illness (“extreme gastric distress”)
The orchestra was able to engage Pierre Boulez to stand in for the ailing Muti.
Boulez will conduct Mahler’s Seventh Symphony for the PBS More >
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts increased grants to arts organizations across North Jersey and a token few to South Jersey. They distributed close to $16 million which is $1.2 million more than last year. Last year then-Governor Jon Corzine cut their grants budget by 25%. They have also More >