Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale gifted building
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A company has donated a building to a Montana orchestra.
Jack and Adrea Sukin, and Robert and Sandra Sukin, made the donation to the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale through their company, Montana Development Co.
Symphony officials expect to renovate the building by March.
Other building tenants, including a salon and a chocolate shop, will remain, providing funds for an endowment or operations budget. Rent accounted for 1.5% of the symphony’s $1 million 2019 budget.
The building dates to 1924. A formal appraisal is planned, the Billings Gazette reports.
The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale has five full-time and three part-time employees and is the largest symphonic organization in Montana.
There are 85 musicians on contract and 50 volunteer members of the chorale.