SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Philharmonic will meet its first Summer Pops orchestra payroll this weekend despite a $7,000 shortfall the first week of concerts, an official said this week.
"We're going ahead, no matter what," philharmonic General Manager Lee Ellen Hveem said. "We've got enough to pay the orchestra's first payroll."
The pops, organized and run this summer by the musicians of the San Diego Symphony, opened a nine-week season July 8 under the philharmonic's nonprofit banner.
But the first week's biggest attendance--62% of seating Saturday night--troubled Hveem. "Sixty-two percent should be our average. But it was our high."