04. September 2009 · Comments Off on Honolulu Symphony · Categories: Links, Symphony

The Honolulu Symphony on Thursday announced it is moving ahead with its 2009-2010 concert season after finding funding to keep the music playing.

It is undergoing sweeping organizational and financial changes that hopefully will keep the organization in the black.

One of the first things that happened with the changes was cutting checks for musicians who went nearly an entire season without getting paid.

“We just want to get back to playing and not have to worry anymore about getting paychecks,” said Stephen Dinion, of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra Committee.

The Honolulu Symphony Foundation has advanced the symphony $1.8 million to get it out of debt. It is a fresh start for the symphony, which is about to launch its new concert season.


I just hope they can pull everything together and survive.

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