Detroit Symphony Orchestra

At its Annual Meeting, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) celebrated significant artistic and financial achievements for its 2017-2018 Season, which ended on August 31, 2018. It announced an operating surplus for a sixth consecutive year with a revenue of $28.76 million and operating expenses of $28.72 million.

Earned revenue totaled $8.96 million, including $7.32 million in gross ticket revenue, an increase of 1 percent in ticket sales. This was the fourth consecutive year of increased ticket revenue. $17.53 million in donations supported operations with an additional $6.8 million in gifts added to the endowment.

Throughout 2017-2018, the DSO celebrated Music Director Leonard Slatkin’s tenth and final season in the role before he took on the new title of Music Director Laureate at the beginning of the current season.

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