Atlanta Symphony, hard at work rebuilding

Posted on: August 19, 2015

“What a difference nine months and a four-year contract can make,” writes Doug DeLoach in Tuesday’s (8/18) “The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is showing signs of financial health not seen in more than a decade…. In July, the Woodruff Arts Center announced the ASO had closed out the abbreviated 2014-15 concert season with a six-figure budget surplus…. The WAC has kicked off a fundraising effort that so far has raised $14.3 million for the Musicians’ Endowment Campaign…. Terry Neal, the ASO’s interim CEO and president, said … ‘Compared to last year, right now, we have already hit our annual subscription renewals for our classical series’ … He recently consolidated all programming under Evans Mirageas, vice president of artistic planning, who will be working closely with music director Robert Spano…. In March, Kristen Delaney was named vice president of marketing and communications…. Improvements to the ASO website … are coming, as well as MARTA buses wrapped with ASO advertising and street banners…. ASO has also made moves to become more accessible and inviting to the public [and] is ramping up community outreach.” Says Daniel Laufer, associate principal cellist of the ASO and president of the Players Association, “It looks like we’re going in the right direction and I’m optimistic.”

Posted August 19, 2015

Photo of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Robert Spano by Jeff Roffman