Just in: A US symphony orchestra is shut downmain
The Macon Symphony Orchestra, in Georgia, will play its final concert in October.
Founded in 1976, it has struggled with falling revenues.
Board chairman Bob Veto said: ‘As many of you know, the Symphony has been experiencing declining ticket sales and declining corporate support in recent years, and that trend is accelerating … to attempt to stage all four concerts that had been planned might end up with the MSO leaving many financial commitments unmet, including paying our excellent musicians. We felt that we needed to communicate with them as early as possible, so that they can seek other opportunities in 2018.’