With the Council of Majorca and Palma City Council still threatening slashing the orchestra's budget by 32 and 37 percent respectively this year, plus the Balearic government planning a ten percent cut to its funding of the 75-strong orchestra, it is fighting for its future.
Ten days ago, the orchestra launched a campaign to gather public support to force the local administrations into backing down and today, they continue with the full orchestra giving another free concert at midday in from of the City hall in Palma.
British orchestra member, bass player Philip Dawson said yesterday that the committee is not giving up. We've got a video coming out soon featuring a host of very influential and respected Spanish and international musicians voicing their support to the campaign and we will be continuing with our free concert protests. Once completed, the video will be released, with a full press release, to all of the country's main news outlets. We're also working on a campaign and website and to follow up the Saturday protest, on Monday, March 26 members of the orchestra will be giving simultaneous concerts of chamber music at the following locations in Palma City; Plaça Cort - Woodwinds and Harp: Plaça Major - String Orchestra: Plaça de España - Lluis Vives Wind quintet and the Ramblas - Brass group. So, please, come out and show your support for the orchestra today which can not be allowed to die. It's a real jewel in Majorca's crown, Philip stressed.
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