For Sacramento Philharmonic, encouraging 2015-16 ticket sales continue

Posted on: February 8, 2016

In Sunday’s (2/7) Sacramento Bee (California), Edward Ortiz writes that the Sacramento Philharmonic’s 2015-16 ticket sales and subscriptions “have outpaced expectations, a bright development for the 19-year-old orchestra, which has struggled since the 2008 recession. Sacramento Philharmonic saw robust demand for tickets after announcing its new season early last year, said Executive Director Alice Sauro…. The orchestra made its comeback performance last June with a rendition of Mahler’s Second Symphony at the Community Center Theater. That performance was attended by 1,648 patrons [at] the cavernous Community Center Theater.… The orchestra merged with the Sacramento Opera in 2013 under an umbrella organization called the Sacramento Performing Arts Alliance…. One result of the reorganization: The orchestra opted to use a succession of six up-and-coming guest conductors for its concerts instead of former music director and conductor Michael Morgan, who had led the group since 1999. It also spurred formation of a new board of directors. This season, the orchestra is operating on a $1.68 million budget, with a similarly sized budget planned for the 2016-17 season, Sauro said. The orchestra intends to announce its new season within two months.”

Posted February 8, 2016