And they must be praying this will continue throughout the season.
The Baltimore Symphony scored heavily with the black-tie crowd thanks to a rare appearance by Itzhak Perlman in the Mendelssohn concerto.
Seattle made $920,000+ thanks to having Bill Gates in the audience and Joyce DiDonato on stage.
Third best were Houston, at $730,000, with Sir Ben Kingsley narrating Peter and the Wolf. The last-named was kept well away from the door.