The Brighton Philharmonic, which has told musicians it cannot afford to pay recent fees, launched a survival appeal today. General manager Judith Clark told Slipped Disc: ‘ We await the results of this before taking any further steps in either direction to close or to continue with next season.’
Asked what time frame she had set for a decision, Ms Clark said: ‘The next Board meeting is the 19th August, at which point we should have a reasonable indication of the trend for donations.’
The orch, which receives no Arts Council funding, needs to raise £70,000 ‘to meet committed payments and present the 2013/14 season.’ It’s a tough call in tough times. We wish them a happy outcome.