On October 11, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra held its annual general meeting for the 2010-11 fiscal year – and by all accounts, the orchestra delivered a positive report.
From a financial perspective, the CPO reported its 9th consecutive excess of revenues over expenses. Audience growth and development? The CPO reported that it sold out 27 concerts during the season, up from 22 sell-outs the year before. The orchestra has continued its recording program, under the leadership of music director Roberto Minczuk, with the release of its 3rd “live recorded” CD featuring Beethoven Symphonies #1 and 3. Sponsors and donors have been “unwavering”, and the orchestra continues to benefit from key “named funds”, including the Naomi and John Lacey Virtuoso Program (which funds guest artists), the Brussa Bravo! Legacy Program (which funds guest conductors), the Borak Forte Program (benefiting the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus), the Deboni New Works Program (for the commissioning of new music) and the Paul & Margaret Böeda Music Library (which is devoted to replenishing and building the CPO’s music library, home to over 1,400 different works).
All in all, a great year for symphonic music in Calgary – congratulations to the many people involved in making it so!
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