Dutch Government Poised To Slash Funding For Classical Music And Dance

“Dutch music is under threat, from its orchestras to its opera houses, its new music ensembles to its small-scale touring outfits.” The three largest institutions – the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dutch National Ballet and Netherlands Opera – face minimal cuts, while smaller outfits such as the National Touring Opera and the Netherlands Dance Theater face cuts of 60% or more.

Source: The Guardian (UK) 06/20/11