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Elgin Symphony Emergency Fundraising Succeeds

Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO), whose musicians are represented by Local 10-208 (Chicago, IL), implemented an aggressive fundraising campaign, raising more than $140,000 to cover costs for the 2017-2018 season. The amount above the $140,000 mark will go toward the 2018-2019 season and an endowment.

ESO stated that it needed $140,000 in order to pay this season’s bills and begin planning next season. The orchestra first saw a potential financial shortfall in November and December 2017, when anticipated funding sources did not materialize. The orchestra’s final concerts of the season, in early May will go on as scheduled.