March 26, 1991 |
Money Problems: Financial woes are plaguing another Orange County orchestra. Officials of the Orange County Symphony of Garden Grove (formerly the Garden Grove Symphony) say the organization is $121,000 in debt and needs $30,000 to hold its next concert May 4. If the money is not raised by April 30, board president Dick Hain said, the organization will consider filing for bankruptcy.
July 28, 1992 |
The Orange County Symphony of Garden Grove Sept. 25, 8 p.m. at the Celebrity Theatre, 201 E. Broadway, Anaheim: Philippe Bender, conductor; Eugenia Zukerman, flute: Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2; Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique"; Debussy's "Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un Faune." Nov. 14, 8 p.m. at the Don Wash Auditorium, 11271 Stanford Ave.
May 7, 1991 |
John Browning gave the Orange County Symphony of Garden Grove a run for its money Saturday night at Don Wash Auditorium. According to general manager Yaakov Dvir-Djerassi, Browning commands the largest fee ever offered by the board--$8,000--a sum that sent organizers racing for corporate sponsorship. Pianist and orchestra collaborated in Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," which requires lightning-quick repartee between solo and orchestral forces.
August 19, 1992 |
The Orange County Symphony of Garden Grove voted Monday to appeal its California Arts Council panel rating on the grounds that no council official has attended a performance by the orchestra in at least four years. A council panel, using tape-recordings to assess quality, recently gave the orchestra a 2-plus rating on a scale of 1 to 4. Typically, only groups rated 3-minus or above get grants. The orchestra received $3,387 from the state last year and applied for $29,000 for fiscal 1992-93.
October 13, 1992 |
The Orange County Symphony of Garden Grove has sidestepped a potential cash-flow crisis by arranging a loan to replace city funds that were unexpectedly held up last week by the City Council. The council last week delayed arts grants totaling $43,000 to three Garden Grove groups, asking for annual operating budgets and other financial records.