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February 08, 1988|JUDITH MICHAELSON and JOHN VOLAND | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The Tennessee city that calls itself Music City U.S.A. just lost its major source of classical music--the Nashville Symphony orchestra. The ensemble's board of directors has announced it will lay off the symphony's 85-member orchestra and conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn because of long-standing financial problems. Orchestra representatives tried to assemble the orchestra to perform a scheduled concert Friday night but failed. Dennis Bottorff, chairman of the orchestra's board, said $900,000 would be needed to complete the season. Lewis Lavine, who heads a task force appointed last week to review the symphony's options, said disbanding the orchestra was the only alternative left after labor talks were broken off last week.

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