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Honolulu Symphony saying thanks

The Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, which filed for bankruptcy last month, is presenting a free concert of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as a "thank you" to all the people who have helped them. The orchestra is considering canceling all concerts for the remainder of the season.

JoAnn Falletta, the music director for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, has also served as artistic advisor for the Honolulu Symphony. She will be conducting the Beethoven Ninth, donating her services the same as all the musicians are.

There is a sad state of affairs in Honolulu, is the impression I get from the story I linked to above.

--Mary Kunz Goldman

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