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Orchestra London Board President Brent Kelman's Response to Recent Coverage in the London Free Press

Monday’s London Free Press featured a headline which appeared to indicate Orchestra London is in financial crisis with two weeks to survive.  The article lends itself to misinterpretation and is factually incorrect. The subsequent article referenced Orchestra London’s annual opera production, and NOT the organization’s well-being.  The opera will continue only if a solid business case can be made. The London Free Press has since retracted this serious and unfortunate misstatement of facts and we appreciate their notice of correction.

Regarding Mr. Cornies article “It’s same old troubling tune,” Orchestra London is working diligently to strengthen its communications to City Council, patrons, and the general community. We follow due process to deliver financial information to the above groups. We provide regular monthly financial reports to City staff and we are on target to deliver another update on October 8.  Complete financial information will be publicly available on our website by October 13.  The public is welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting November 9th at 10:00 a.m., at Station Park All-Suite Hotel.

The 2008-2009 audited financial statements will demonstrate the organization has done better than originally forecasted. These statements will show that Orchestra London has met the loan-guarantee conditions set by City Council to protect London taxpayers.

Orchestra London appreciates the dedicated efforts and commitment of the board, musicians, staff, volunteers, and the London community. With their continuing support, we will achieve a balanced budget for the 2009-2010 season.

We look forward to seeing you at our season opener, Opening Night Romance with Juno-nominated pianist David Jalbert, on October 17.


Brent Kelman                                                                                                   
Orchestra London Board of Directors


To view the 2008-2009 audited financial statements, please visit our Board of Directors page.



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