Sacramento Symphony died some years back, but Sacramento Philharmonic was then formed.
With corporate donations running well below expectations, the Sacramento Philharmonic orchestra says it will close if it can’t raise $150,000 in the next month.
The 15-year-old symphony said it needs to raise twice that much – $300,000 – before it can consider presenting a 2012-13 season of concerts starting in the fall.
“We have had a very difficult season, and this follows other difficult seasons,” said Jane Hill, interim executive director. “This year the orchestra experienced a drastic decline in nonrestricted corporate income.”
At 4:30 p.m. today, the orchestra will make a public appeal for contributions at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, and other supporters will be on hand.
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