Monday (10/19) on the Sacramento Bee (California) blog 21Q, Edward Ortiz writes, “A grant of $25,000 from President Obama’s stimulus package is already proving crucial to the Sacramento Philharmonic. The funds will go toward offering five free family concerts in the Sacramento region, from the inner city to outlying areas like Orangevale. ‘For us, the stimulus money is really crucial because part of what we do is provide concerts in the community. We lose money on these concerts. If we did not have that money the whole community aspect of what we do would have been cut,’ said Marc Feldman, executive director of the Sacramento Philharmonic. The concerts will be given Dec. 3 through Dec. 7, with an interesting program that includes Igor Stravinsky’s ‘A Soldier Tale,’ Francis Poulenc’s ‘Masked Ball’ and Bohuslav Martinu’s ‘Kitchen Revue.’ … The stimulus funds are dovetailing with $35,000 that the Philharmonic has received from Target for the presentation of the family concerts.”

Posted October 21, 2009