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“Many of our closest friends and colleagues have found themselves dealing with unexpected health emergencies and hardships,” Kim Noltemy, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s president and CEO, says in a release. “This concert will provide funding for a grant program that will give members of the DSO family a way to bridge the gap at a time when they need it most.”
Struggling orchestra and staff members can apply for grants from the fund to “reduce financial stress as their families deal with serious illnesses,” the organization says, adding, “[t]he most visible of those are health emergencies where the difference between the funds provided by long-term disability and financial obligations can be substantial.”
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This is the orchestra that paid its last music director a $5 million salary.