The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) has posted an appeal to help the musicians from the Baleares Symphony Orchestra (OSIB) in their survival fight. As reported (pizzicato news 07.07.13) the future of the orchestra has been jeopardized by budget cuts. FIM says: « Following the large concert organized in support of OSIB by AMPOS and AIE which attracted an audience of 4,500, the autonomous government of the Baleares accepted to meet the orchestra’s debts for 2012 and 2013. Despite this, OSIB’s situation remains unclear. It is possible that 5 places among the present 7 that are vacant may not be replaced and the management is considering laying off 8 additional musicians. The international community cannot stand idly by and watch the dismantling of one of the most valuable assets in the Spanish and European cultural landscape. »

Therefore FILM is asking musicians and anyone interested in this action to send a declaration of support to the political leaders concerned. Addresses as well as a model of the support letter are available here.

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