Orch uses $26 million gift to hire new playersmain
Terrific news in overnight from Cincinnati, where a quiet campaign has raised $26 million from local families and foundations.
Best of all, says orch prez Trey Devey, they will use the cash to recruit 14 players over five years, restoring the band to full strength of 90.
The money has come in over 14 months and is $6m above the campaign target. Detail here from Janelle Gelfand.
Cincy is the fifth oldest US orch.
pic: with music director Louis Langrée