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abcnewsradio: (SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Start with the economy, mix in the American public’s changing taste in music, overly large concert halls, and union-management struggles and you have the challenges of symphony orchestras around the country. Most recently, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday they would be filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.In early February, the 50-year-old symphony serving central New York set a fundraising goal that, to management’s delight, was surpassed by $100,000. But in early March, it came up just over $144,000 short in meeting another benchmark that would help ensure the continuation of operations.“Certainly we were disappointed, but we’re also encouraged by the fact that we’re continuing to have a great deal of support from individuals and corporations and establishments that are interested in raising funds for us and assisting us in any way they can,” interim executive director Paul Brooks told ABCNews.com… Keep Reading on ABC News Radio Follow @abcnewsradio on Twitter

Symphonies Struggle for Survival

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