Delaware Symphony Orchestra Suspends Season

Jun 5, 2012

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra in Wilmington has suspended its 2012-13 season.      

The reason: A search for new sources of funding as a result of the Great Recession.

Lee Williamson is the orchestra’s executive director.

He told the Wilmington News Journal that the orchestra is stepping  back and taking the summer to look for ways to restructure its $2 million business plan.

The board of director has already been reorganized.

In a letter that went to orchestra musicians on May 31 the DSO said it cannot financially sustain its programming as originally planned.

Williamson said that he expects to seek money from individuals who are interested in the future of orchestral music in Delaware.