Sacramento Philharmonic reports sharply increased ticket sales for 2015-16

Posted on: May 10, 2016

“The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera has finished its 2015-2016 ‘resurrection season’ having sold out two concerts and nearly four,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (5/10) Central Valley Business Times (Stockton, CA). “The season finale, featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, was the second to sell out this season, following the final Pops concert. According to its records, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera had not sold to capacity since at least 2000. ‘We are so pleased and grateful to our patrons,’ says Alice Sauro, executive director of the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera. ‘To achieve this not once but twice … shows Sacramento’s desire to have a professional philharmonic and opera in its city.’ In its return season this year, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera surpassed subscription records, ticket sale records, and instituted a live tweeting program.… Says Laurie Nelson, president of the philharmonic’s board, ‘… We are reaching a broader and more diversified demographic.’ The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera recently announced its 2016-2017 season, which will feature the return of opera with Verdi’s La Traviata. The orchestra sat out the 2014-2015 season following its merger with the Sacramento Opera.”

Posted May 10, 2016