Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Orchestra seeks $240,000 from Virginia Beach

The Hampton Roads-based Virginia Symphony, which skirted Chapter 11 bankruptcy after receiving a $500,000 loan from the Norfolk Economic Development Authority in December, now is asking Virginia Beach for $240,000 to support concerts at the Sandler Arts Center and other activities in the city, Aaron Applegate reports in The Virginian-Pilot:


UPDATE: The Pilot is polling readers on whether the Virginia Symphony should get the money. As of 4:15 p.m. March 11, the tally was 19 percent in favor, 74 percent opposed.