Two orchestra in Illinois are on the brink.
The Lake Forest Symphony, founded by Chicago Symphony concertmaster, Victor Aitay, has terminated its season due to ‘rising costs and a fundraising shortfall’. The music director is Vladimir Kulenovic, the 2015 Solti award winner nd former Alan Gilbert aide.
The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra, music director Victor Muenzer, the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra is cancelling ‘because it has not received funding from one of its significant donors.’
The ripples could be extensive.