ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, based in Columbus, Ohio, reports that its 2016-17 fiscal year ended with a surplus. It is the ensemble’s eighth consecutive year to finish in the black. The orchestra reported an increase in subscription revenues as well as an increase in the annual operating budget, from $1.35 million in fiscal year 2016 to $1.54 million in 2017. ProMusica exceeded its contributed revenue goals for the year by 38 percent, and the annual “Soiree” benefit netted more than 20 percent over its fundraising goal. The orchestra recently ratified a new three-year contract, effective September 1, with its musicians through until 2020. The contract maintains the same number of musicians, currently 37, and includes an overall total wage increase of 7.8 percent for section players and 11 percent for principal players over the next three years. “Our continued growth and success this past year is achieved due to the collective dedication and passion of our board, administrative team and musicians,” said ProMusica Executive Director Janet Chen. ProMusica’s music director is David Danzmayr, and Vadim Gluzman is principal guest artist and creative partner.
Posted November 6, 2017