Sacramento Philharmonic announces 2012-13 season

Posted on: June 1, 2012

In Friday’s (6/1) Sacramento Bee (California), Edward Ortiz writes, “The Sacramento Philharmonic announced its 2012-13 concert season Thursday, little more than two weeks after raising $150,000 to stay afloat. Prior to raising the funds, the orchestra’s board of directors was contemplating outright closure or a canceled 2012-13 season. … Next season the orchestra will perform four concerts on a budget of just under $1.2 million. The season begins Sept. 29 with a focus on music by primarily Latin American composers. That concert will offer a wide range of music, including Jimmy Lopez’s ‘Fiesta,’ Daniel Binelli’s ‘Homenaje al Tango’ and Manuel De Falla’s ‘The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2.’ The concert will employ Latin American music specialist Polly Ferman and bandoneon player Juan Palbo Jofre. That concert is seen as a crucial one by the orchestra. ‘Clearly the thing that is most important to the Sacramento Philharmonic is that it needs to connect with and widen its audience,’ said Sacramento Philharmonic music director Michael Morgan. … Although the orchestra’s financial situation is more secure in the short term, it still faces challenges with sustainability. Toward that end, the organization has entered a second fundraising phase and has garnered $54,000 toward a goal of raising another $150,000, said Jane Hill, interim executive director of the orchestra.”

Posted June 1, 2012