Worth it or wasted: Florida Orchestra funds - FOX 13 News

Worth it or wasted: Florida Orchestra funds

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The Florida Orchestra is one of the best in the nation and based in the Tampa Bay Area. It costs millions to keep it going, and a small percentage of the budget is taxpayer supported.

About $200,000 comes from the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg, which equates to roughly 2 percent of the budget, according to numbers supplied by The Florida Orchestra.

$150,000 is gifted and the City of Tampa pays about $50,000 for concerts. St. Petersburg also offers the Orchestra reduced rent.

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