The never-ending financial saga hits discordant note as Honolulu Symphony cancels season, files for bankruptcy

By Incorrect Author 9 November 2009

The recession has been tough on lots of organisations, not only General Motors, Chrysler or AIG. The Honolulu Symphony orchestra has cancelled all its concerts for the rest of the year and filed for bankruptcy, noting the big fall in gifts from supporters. This orchestra is America’s oldest one west of Colorado and finally decided to go for Chapter 11 protection at the end of last month. The orchestra notes that ticket revenues only cover 30% of costs, meaning they depend on donations for the rest and the recession has been a real body blow. The 109-year-old orchestra is hoping it can regroup as a leaner and meaner symphony, but it is not yet clear when – or if – concerts will resume.  That would leave Honolulu with what…Don Ho? Read more at the AP

Gallery

While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money, though not nearly as much as its absence can cost global community. No country can live and prosper without truth - that's why it matters.

Every Daily Maverick article and every Scorpio exposé are our contribution to this unshakeable mission. It is by far the most effective investment into South Africa's future.

Join our mission to become a Maverick Insider. Together we can Defend Defend Truth.


ANALYSIS

A depressed 2019 voter turnout – SA democracy’s big enemy

By Stephen Grootes

Donald Trump is the first American president not to own a dog since William McKinley in 1901.