For the 2015-16 season just ended, the Portland-based Oregon Symphony is reporting a balanced budget, with increases in box-office revenue and contributed revenue. Season subscriptions were up by 7 percent from the previous season, classical subscription revenue was up by 5 percent, and 20 percent of tickets were bought by first-time concertgoers to the Oregon Symphony. Total contributed revenue was $8.3 million, which included $1.87 million from the Oregon Symphony Association and Foundation Boards, and the orchestra’s annual gala raised $870,000, a 24 percent increase over the previous year. The orchestra reports that it continued to expand its education and community engagement efforts in 2015-16, with programs at schools, libraries, retirement centers, correctional facilities, and resident and day treatment programs for at-risk youth.
Posted September 6, 2016