Orlando’s Festival of Orchestras shuts down

Posted on: March 31, 2011

Tuesday’s (3/29) Orlando Business Journal reports, “After 27 years of bringing orchestras from around the world to Orlando, the Festival of Orchestras will cease operations at the end of March. The economic environment, a significant reduction in donor support and an inability to secure dates at the Bob Carr Auditorium were factors in the decision, board members said. … Any further donations to the organization will be used to pay existing expenses and to preserve the organization’s 27 years of history. If any funding remains, it will be used to present classical music through other arts organizations in the community. Over the past 27 years the Festival of Orchestras has presented more than 100 major symphony orchestras from all around the world, including the finest European, Russian, South American and North American orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.”

Posted March 31, 2011