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Sad news: America loses another symphony orchestra

The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, located 50 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia, has shut down. Vanessa Hyatt, the vice-president, said there was insufficient public support to save it. The orchestra was founded in 1982.

A forlorn message on a final web-page declares: ‘We are ready to play on’.

 

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  1. Francis Schwartz says:

    What a shame! How is it possible that a ctiy that hosts the University of Florida, a very fine research institution of higher learning, cannot give adequte support to their symphony orchestra. The tens of millions of dollars spent on the UF football team over the years would seem to indicate that sports rather than music is the future of our cutture. Quo vadis, Florida? Quo vadis, world?

    • It is Gainesville, Georgia, not Gainesville, Florida.

    • Jack Moore says:

      Wrong Gainesville. Gainesville, Florida hosts the University of Fla. Gainesville, Georgia is where the orchestra was.

    • Jon Rouse says:

      This is referring to the orchestra in Gainesville, GEORGIA. It’s a very small city near Atlanta.

    • Ben Ordaz says:

      That’s Gainesville, Georgia, not Gainesville, Florida. There are a couple of small colleges in the area, but nothing like UF

    • michael says:

      “The tens of millions of dollars spent on the UF football team over the years would seem to indicate that sports rather than music is the future of our cutture.” (culture)

      I assume you meant “made” and not “spent”. Major college football programs make money for the school and these profits are use to support other programs.

  2. Thomas P says:

    a sinkhole?

  3. Francis Schwartz says:

    Profound apologies to Gainesvville, Florida. Regarding Gainesville, Gerogei: ” VERGOGNA !”

  4. Francis Schwartz says:

    Gainesville (one v)
    and
    Georgia.

    Scusi,scusi. Not seeing the keyboard clearly this morning.

  5. Barbaron says:

    It is all the more important that European countries maintain their commitment to supporting classical music. After all, it is their culture, and we are weakening, and you cannot rely on China.

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