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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Shrinks Deficit


The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) ended fiscal year 2015 with its smallest deficit since facing a financial crisis in 2000. The organization anticipates achieving a balanced budget in the near future.

In the 2014-2015 season, SLSO increased ticket sales for its classical concerts by 3% and saw an 8% increase in donations toward the annual fund. A $12 million increase in endowment and capital support brought the endowment total to slightly more than $167 million.

SLSO’s financial successes match its recent artistic achievements; in the past year, the orchestra won a Grammy Award and earned rave reviews for performances at Carnegie Hall.

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