Musicians Sacrifice Salaries to Keep Symphony Playing

September 16, 2011

Symphony Hall could have been silent this fall as the Phoenix Symphony faced a $1.5 million dollar budget deficit and growing debt.  But unlike musicians in other cities where symphony orchestras have gone bankrupt, members of the Phoenix Symphony vowed to keep the organization alive, even if it meant continued financial sacrifice.  KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports how that, and the addition of an interim CEO helped save the 64th season of the state's largest professional orchestra.

Phoenix Symphony music director Michael Christie