Record high in subscription sales for Buffalo Philharmonic

Posted on: March 11, 2014

In Buffalo Business First on Monday (3/10), James Fink reports, “The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has set a new benchmark in terms of subscription sales—both in dollars and subscribers. Coming off of the buzz from last year’s Carnegie Hall appearance and this winter’s week-long tour of Florida, coupled with a season schedule loaded with musical highlights, BPO officials said 2013-2014 season ticket sales currently stand at $1.85 million, an increase of four percent from the $1.78 million it sold last season. The 2012-2013 tally had been an all-time high for the orchestra. The number of individual subscribers now exceeds 6,700.… The new records represent a high water mark in a multi-year effort to expand the orchestra’s subscriber base, an effort that not only takes into account the strong and diverse musical programming the BPO offers, but also includes flexible subscription options, various promotions and subscriber benefits ranging from a flexible ticket exchange program to the opportunity to attend open rehearsals and private post-concert parties, [Executive Director Daniel] Hart said.…Also helping the orchestra is the release of two recordings on [the] Naxos label that has brought acclaim and interest on local, national and international levels, Hart said.”

Posted March 11, 2014