Leonard Slatkin

At yesterday’s annual meeting of the Governing Members, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced good news: During fiscal Year 2013 (i.e. 2012-13 season) the orchestra achieved the first balanced budget since 2007. This success was possible due to a 43 percent increase in fundraising ($18.9 million), a 100 percent increase in the donor base over 2011, and the second consecutive year of subscription sales growth with an audience of over 500,000 across metro Detroit and around the world via Live From Orchestra Hall webcast series. February’s Beethoven Festival achieved record sales and produced a digital recording of the master’s nine symphonies.

So, the future looks good for DSO and its Music Director Leonard Slatkin who hopes to enlarge the number of 71 contracted musicians to 83.

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