In an article posted Saturday (3/21) on KHNL/K5 news site, Duane Shimogawa writes, “The Honolulu Symphony has changed with the times, but now this group has fallen on tough times. For some, the music has taken a backstage to money this season.” The orchestra owes its musicians six weeks of back pay, Shimogawa reports. “On Saturday, for the first time, the musicians came forward and spoke to KHNL/K5 News about the tough situation. … Some musicians have left, while the majority of them are hoping Saturday night’s Ports of Call Ball will strike a chord with its audience.” Musicians have sold more than 600 tickets for the event, which is being held in order to raise funds to keep the orchestra afloat.
Posted March 25, 2009