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Columbus Symphony Emerges From Tumultuous Year

12:00AM
May
28, 2009

It’s been a tumultuous year for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. It nearly went bankrupt; lost its popular conductor Junichi Hirokami; and musicians for a time refused salary and benefits concessions.

Hirokami is Out at Columbus Symphony Orchestra

12:00AM
November
13, 2008

The conductor and music director of the Columbus Symphony has left the financially troubled orchestra. News that Junichi Hirokami would not return to the CSO podium came after the board of trustees received notice from Hirokami on Thursday.

Columbus Symphony A Leaner Orchestra

12:00AM
September
23, 2008

The contract approved by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra board and musicians makes the CSO a leaner operation. The number of musicians remains at 53, but their pay is cut by more than 25 percent.

Columbus Symphony Weeks Away from Insolvency

12:00AM
March
14, 2008

The chair of the Columbus Symphony board of directors says the orchestra will soon run out of money. Without an infusion of cash, Buzz Trafford says the orchestra could cease to function in less than 60 days.