The Omaha Symphony reports that it has exceeded previous records for paid attendance and ticket sales in the 2016-17 season. From September 2016 to June 2017, paid attendance at the Holland Performing Arts Center and Joslyn Art Museum was 64,938, a 2.1 percent increase since last season, and a 34 percent increase since the 2011-12 season. Including attendance at education programs, community engagement events, and free concerts, more than 120,000 people attended the Omaha Symphony in 2016-17. The orchestra also reported overall ticket sales revenue of $2,375,844, a 10 percent increase since last season, and a 53 percent increase since the 2011-12 season. Other highlights in 2016-17 included a new partnership with the Maha Music Festival that launched with a sold-out performance by the Omaha Symphony and Ben Folds in February; 73 unique community engagement events that reached 5,082 participants; and an “All Aboard” tour residency program in schools in Grand Island, Nebraska to conclude a multi-year partnership between musicians in the orchestra and high school musicians.
Posted June 26, 2017