Toledo Symphony riding a high wave

Posted on: July 1, 2011

An article in Thursday’s (6/30) The Blade (Toledo, Ohio) states, “Living in abundance—that ‘90s spiritual mantra—seems to have worked extremely well for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra Association, both financially and artistically, during its last season, according to reports at its quarterly board of trustees meeting June 22 in the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. Signs of abundance mentioned include rave reviews in major publications for the Toledo Symphony’s Carnegie Hall debut on May 7 and praise for impressive community cooperation and over-the-top turnout by fans in New York for Spring for Music, the innovative presenters who invited the symphony to perform. Plus, there was a sweet little check for $50,000 for its Big Apple concert proceeds. … Other good news included the addition of another large ensemble to the complex that is now Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras, a significant rise in enrollment at the symphony’s music school, and the awarding by the Toledo Symphony League of $12,000 in scholarships. … [Board Chairman Dick] Anderson noted that the endowment, once about $20 million, which dropped by 20 percent during the financial meltdown and subsequent recession, has begun to grow again.”

Posted July 1, 2011