Orchestra owed R2.2m in salaries
The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) staff and musicians are owed a minimum of R2.2 million in salaries.
This was according to a report by the Star today.
The orchestra held its last performance of the season in Parktown, Johannesburg yesterday evening.
Salaries for September and October were still outstanding, while 75% of the August salaries were paid, fans were told at the concert.
“We depend on one another for survival. We sometimes don’t have petrol to attend practice, but we make a plan,” said one of the musicians, who did not want to be named.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the JPO had started business rescue proceedings with a business rescue practitioner helping the company with a refinancing and restructuring plan.