California’s Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera is reporting a 60 percent increase in subscriptions since the 2012-13 season. “We believe this considerable shift illustrates the hard work that has taken place over the past year,” said Executive Director Alice Sauro in a press release. “The community has embraced the new Sacramento Phil & Opera, and their phenomenal support is deeply gratifying. We couldn’t be more thrilled—this is something that Sacramento hasn’t seen for over a decade. We believe this is why people want to subscribe.” In addition, an anonymous patron recently pledged a “Fortissimo Challenge” dollar-for-dollar match of all donor gifts to the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, up to a maximum of $100,000, through the end of the year. Previously, the company cancelled its 2014-15 season, but is now in the midst of its “Resurrection” season under as part of the new Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance. The 2015-16 season will conclude in May 2016 with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Posted November 2, 2015