Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Va. Beach: No extra symphony funds

The city of Virginia Beach, citing "considerable fiscal limitations," has turned down a request by the Virginia Symphony for an additional grant of $240,000 to support concerts at the Sandler Arts Center and outdoor and educational events.

The orchestra, which received $44,000 from Virginia Beach this year, plans to continue performing at the Sandler Center but will eliminate the other programs, The Virginian-Pilot's Aaron Applegate reports: