Ever since the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra declared bankruptcy in 2011, the city of Syracuse, its community leaders and residents have been tirelessly working to reform the orchestra -- under a new 'cooperative-style business model' -- and get the players back onstage.
The loss of Central New York's major orchestra was not just a blow to the area's cultural community. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is quoted as saying, “When we lost the symphony, it left a hole in our cultural tapestry. It hurt us economically and hurt our ability to retain and gain people in our community. It attracts businesses and tourism. It’s important that we have it here. We need a symphony and we won’t accept no for an answer.”
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