Dresden funding cuts overturned

Dresden city council has overturned proposed funding cuts for the Dresden Philharmonic. The council originally announced in November that Dresden Philharmonic’s budget would be reduced by €250,000 for the 2017-18 season.

However, it remains unclear whether the reversal will alter principal conductor Michael Sanderling’s decision to not renew his contract. After the original cuts were announced Sanderling wrote to Dresden mayor name Annekatrin Klepsch to say he would no longer be willing to renew his contract, which runs out in the 2019.

On Friday Sanderling spoke to NMZ and said he was ‘always ready for constructive discussions.’

Dresden Philharmonic’s home Kulturpalast is currently being refurbished, and will reopen in March 2017.