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.
September 5, 1992 |
The Orange County Symphony has fired general manager Yaakov Dvir-Djerassi, an eight-year staff member who helped found the orchestra and saw it through several major changes. Dvir-Djerassi said Friday that "some personal frictions" with new board president Lorraine Reafsnyder, a Tustin businesswoman who took over on July 1, were behind his termination. Reafsnyder could not be reached for comment Friday.
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.
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.
July 28, 1992 |
In the wake of the demise of the South Coast Symphony, the county's only other small-budget orchestra--the Orange County Symphony of Garden Grove--is tightening its belt and at the same time trying to reach out to new audiences and supporters. Saddled with a deficit between $50,000 and $60,000, the OCSGG will play only three concerts in 1992-93, one fewer than last season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1992 |
City officials have agreed to contribute more than $27,000 to local cultural arts pursuits, including featured appearances by violinist Oleh Krysa at three concerts with the Orange County Symphony of Garden Grove in November. The symphony is receiving $11,765, as is the Garden Grove Assn. for the Arts, which manages the Village Green Cultural Arts Complex. Village Green officials plan to install an automated telephone system at the Gem Theatre with their share of the money.