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Annual Report 2014


Annual Report




Dear Friends,

The Enquirer reported in January 2014, “In the last five years, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has had 21 sell-outs in Music Hall, boosted attendance by double digits and nearly doubled the number of donations to its annual fund.”

This piece was picked up nationally by Arts Journal and amplified in a Huffington Post article, and I’m happy to report that the number of sold-out Orchestra performances increased from 21 to 26 in the months since the article appeared.

The Board of Directors set a number of important goals for the organization five years ago. So how are we doing?

Well, let me first say that none of our accomplishments over the past five years would be possible without the collaborative spirit within the organization between our world-class musicians, the hard-working and creative staff, and our dedicated Board of Directors. Time and time again, these stakeholders have stepped up to the plate for the betterment of the organization, and the result is five consecutive balanced operating budgets, the elimination of the Orchestra’s debt, and the CSO and Pops elevating Cincinnati’s vibrant cultural scene all the while garnering international acclaim.