Citing the high cost of manpower and technical equipment, the Chicago Symphony cancels the innovative concert series Beyond the Score, According to the ChicagoReader, « two performances scheduled for next month will be the last in this innovative, ambitious, and arguably most successful of the orchestra’s attempts at audience expansion. »

The multimedia shows with actors, a narrator, video, and the full orchestra were so popular that CSO had to add a second performance for each, yet the cost of all the extra elements apparently outweighed the revenue from ticket sales.

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