Onondaga County promises $200,000 to Syracuse Symphony, with conditions

Posted on: February 2, 2011

In Wednesday’s (2/2) Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York), Rick Moriarty reports on government support for the financially troubled Syracuse Symphony: “Onondaga County legislators on Tuesday gave the Syracuse Symphony the $200,000 it wanted, but with conditions and not all at once. Lawmakers voted 18-0 to give the orchestra the money in two installments: It will get $100,000 if and when it raises another $375,000 in private donations. The symphony has set a goal of raising $375,000 by Friday. It will receive another $100,000 if it raises an additional $445,000 in private donations. The symphony has set a goal of raising the additional $445,000 by the end of March and a total of $1.75 million to finish its 2010-2011 concert season, which ends in August. The symphony had asked for $200,000 in contingency funds to be released all at once. But Rocco Mangano, chairman of its board of directors, said the symphony was grateful [for] whatever support the Legislature provided.”

Posted February 2, 2011