Sacramento Symphony Bounces Paychecks

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Paychecks written to 73 members of the Sacramento Symphony this week were returned for insufficient funds, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Although the checks, which totalled roughly $36,000, cleared the bank Wednesday, September 29, the episode raised questions about the solvency of the orchestra and its parent company, the Metropolitan Music Center.

According to a memo written by the musicians' union and obtained by the Bee, symphony officials said the checks were rejected because the bank held funds longer than anticipated.

The symphony, which began its 2004-05 season Saturday, September 25, finished its debut season last year $141,000 in the red, the Bee reports.

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