New York orchestra shuts – immediatelymain
The Long Island Philharmonic is no more.
It shut Monday after the bank refused to renegotiate a loan.
The orchestra, founded in 1979 by the folksinger Harry Chapin and conductor Christopher Keene, has notified regular players it can no longer afford to pay them.
David Stewart Wiley has been music director for the past 15 years. Marin Alsop was a previous m.d.