WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The curtain’s closing on a Pennsylvania orchestra.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic said Friday it’s canceling the upcoming season because of financial problems.
The 45-year-old orchestra will play one concert in October and then shut down while it figures out its next moves.
The orchestra ended last season with a $235,000 deficit. Officials say the executive director, the music director and the office staff have gone months without a paycheck.
Musicians declined to take a 30 per cent pay cut.
Orchestra officials say it’ll take $1.1 million to produce the 2017-18 season.