The Nashville Symphony is reporting a 20 percent increase in ticket sales, attendance, and fundraising for the fiscal year ended July 31. Ticket sales of $11.1 million represented a 23 percent increase from the previous season ($9 million). Total attendance for the 2015-16 season was 191,000, up from 168,000 in 2014-15; of 44,346 households purchasing tickets in the season just ended, more than half—23,252 households—were new patrons. The orchestra recorded more than $7.3 million in donations in 2015-16, up from $6.6 million the prior year, including an increase of more than 700 individual donors and a 35 percent increase in the number of foundations supporting the orchestra. In 2016-17, the Nashville Symphony marks its 70 anniversary season, and its tenth year in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Posted September 19, 2016