David Robertson

« The St. Louis Symphony’s 135th season was certainly one for the record books », says Marie-Hélène Bernard, President and CEO of the 2nd oldest orchestra in US. In fiscal year 2015, marking the orchestra’s 135th and Music Director David Robertson’s 10th, the orchestra sold more tickets, received more donations and came closer to a balanced budget.

While regular operating revenues are $26.6 million, up from $26 million in fiscal year 2014, a rise of 2.2 percent, expenses remained unchanged at $28.3 million and total contributions were $20.9 million, an 8 percent increase. There was a $12 million increase in endowment and capital support; the endowment in August is listed with $167.2 million. The operating deficit was $1.6 million, an improvement of $583,000 from 2014’s operating deficit of $2.2 million. Bernard said, “These artistic achievements, along with posting one of the finest financial results in at least 15 years, is quite comforting. This organization is really turning an important corner in its history, and I think it’s poised to embrace a new stage in its long life.”

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