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Dutch Broadcasting's Jazz Orchestra Saved From Oblivion
Just last week, the Metropole Orchestra, a hybrid pops-orchestra-and-jazz-big-band, had been told that its state funding was to be eliminated and it would have to shut down by next August. But the new coalition government has provided a €7 million grant to support the Metropole to 2017, though the ensemble will now have to earn or raise about half its budget on its own. De Volkskrant (Netherlands) 12/18/12 (in Dutch)
Posted December 19, 2012 12:56 AM

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