NZSO is safe, arts minister says
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:06a.m.
The Government has given an assurance it will continue supporting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO).
Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson says reports it could be disestablished are wrong.
"The NZSO is a world class institution, it has a fundamental role to play in the future of the orchestral sector," he said.
"Any suggestion that the NZSO is in any way under threat it utterly without foundation and is laughable."
Mr Finlayson's ministry has released a discussion document about the future of the orchestral sector, which has led to speculation about the NZSO's future.
He says the review is about governance and doesn't touch the question of continued Government support.
"The NZSO is a jewel in the cultural crown, there is no question of its survival under this Government," he said.
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