Calgary Phil Needs Emergency Cash To Survive

The Calgary Philharmonic, which shut down this winter because of money problems, has proposed cutting its season and musicians’ salaries to survive. But it also needs $1.5 million. “I must make it very clear. Our next step is to secure funding to implement this plan. Without funded support, we will not be able to return to the stage.’ The CPO suspended operations Oct. 15 when it filed for bankruptcy protection in an attempt to restructure its way out of a $1.2-million deficit, dwindling ticket sales and falling corporate donations.”