Members of the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra bid farewell to their fans with a last concert on Sunday after orchestra officials failed to secure 80,000 euros ($103,000) in emergency funding for the bankrupt organization. Orchestra leaders had tried to find private sponsors after Berlin's city government cut three million euros in subsidies last year. The ensemble's disbandment is the latest in a long list of German orchestras that have disappeared due to lacking funds.
Germany's Economy Minister has outlined a range of government projects and funding. Berlin's aims are to boost access to venture capital for the country's startups and drive development of the Internet of Things.
On Tuesday, Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants in the first game of baseball's biggest showdown. While the Royals hope to win their first title in 29 years, the Giants are on the brink of making history.
There can be no doubt about it: Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen are both performing below their best in the Bundesliga. In the Champions League on Wednesday, they hope to pick up some confidence-boosting wins.