They Still Fund Orchestras In Northern Ireland

While small North American orchestras seem to be shutting down left and right foir lack of funds, the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland has come into something of a public windfall. The ensemble, which has been struggling financially, will receive a £1.69 million grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to help in its efforts to secure more reliable “core funding.” The grant is a 26% increase on what the orchestra had previously received from the council.