National Symphony Orchestra

Kennedy Center Axes National Symphony Orchestra Staff After Receiving $25 Million in Stimulus Funds

Staff laid off days after musicians were informed bailout wouldn't cover their paychecks

Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday laid off approximately 20 administrative staffers who support the National Symphony Orchestra. The announcement comes just four days after President Donald Trump signed a stimulus bill that provided $25 million in relief funds for the cultural institution.