The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Hardship Fund will help DSO orchestra and staff members facing unforeseen difficulties. This newly created fund will enable orchestra and staff members to apply for grants so they can reduce financial stress as their families deal with serious illnesses. The most visible of those are health emergencies where the difference between the funds provided by long-term disability and financial obligations can be substantial.

“Many of our closest friends and colleagues have found themselves dealing with unexpected health emergencies and hardships,” said Kim Noltemy, President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “This grant program will give members of the DSO family a way to bridge the gap at a time when they need it most.”

“Music has always been at the center of my life, and the Dallas Symphony and its patrons have supported me through very difficult years. Being on stage, being able to perform every week while being treated has provided strength and great joy. I thank Kim and my colleagues at the DSO for recognizing this need and addressing it so publicly.” – Ryan Anthony, Principal Trumpet Emeritus

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