What you're saying: Young musicians deserve SSO donation money

We asked readers:

"Do you think the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra should be allowed to keep money donated during their "Keep the Music Playing" fundraising campaign, now that the organization has shut down?"

Here's what you had to say:

"If the music isn't playing anymore I don't see why they would keep the money. I'd like to see them donate themoney to an organization that is providing music programs in schools. That's keeping the music playing!" - Gina Colonette, intern, The Eagle

"Why not set up a fund for young, talented musicians that are struggling? I have two kids that are musicians, and I can tell you that many of their musician friends struggle financially." - Scott Makarchuk, co-owner, Books and Memories

"I just want to know where it is going." - Tami Zimmerman, editor, Eagle Bulletin

"I think all people in charge should be fired, and they themselves be responsible for paying back all monies. SSO is a business. If it was anyone else in their position, we would be fired. Period. It is so 'easy' to declare bankruptcy and make a 'clean' break as if nothing has happened, and walk away bearing no scars for what they have caused. I feel bad for the musicians, and the fans, but not for the (mis)management." - Brian Bullard, Liverpool

"Yes, if someone can create a plan to resurrect the orchestra in another form." - Damien Vallelonga, Syracuse

What you're saying" is a new feature in The Eagle intended to spark dialoge and share perspectives among community members.

Each week we will ask you for your opinion on a topic, and a selection of responses will be included in the following week's edition of the paper. Some topics will be fun, others will be more controversial.

To receive the weekly "What you're saying" question in your inbox, e-mail editor@theeaglecny.com. The question will also be posted at facebook.com/theeaglecny.com. Submit your feedback via e-mail or on our Facebook wall. Please limit responses to two or three sentences and include your name. The Eagle's letters policy applies.

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