Toronto is in the recovery position

Toronto is in the recovery position


norman lebrecht

November 28, 2014

The Toronto Symphony has posted a small surplus for the past financial year – $222,349 on earnings of over $23 million.

‘The deficit era is over,’ declared new chief executive Jeff Melanson. ‘I have never had a deficit in my career.’

Always good to claim credit for your predecessor’s achievement.


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  • V.Lind says:

    Let’s hope he means it as a mantra going forward.

  • Robert Holmén says:

    I’m reminded of a MAD magazine article in the 70’s where a typical family recounted their all their annual income and all their annual expenses and proudly revealed their grand end-year surplus of… five cents.

  • milka says:

    Toronto symphony has been in a “recovery ” position since its founding.
    Provincial at best.If you want to” hear” meaning of “competent” then this is the place .

  • joe says:

    Deficit of Toronto Symphony may be over. But not one single concert last season had a full house even with pianists like Lang Lang or Helene Grimaud. Most of the attendees are 60 and over with hardly any younger folks. The quality of this orchestra in the largest city in Canada has also gone downhill fast with this new CEO. Compared to the Montreal Symphony, this Toronto troupe should now be called a provincial band.