Chicago takes $5 million box-office loss during strikemain
The Chicago Symphony has just published annual results in which the blood is buried in the footnotes:
– Ticket sales for the 2018/19 season totaled $18.5 million, a decline of nearly $5 million from the 2017/18 season for CSOA-presented events as a result of the seven weeks without CSOA concert presentations. 49 concerts in Chicago and 1 “run-out” concert for the Orchestra were canceled for a total of 50 canceled, paid events.
– The decline in operating revenue was offset by lower operating expenses of $3.5 million and increased support of $1.3 million, for a net increase in the deficit of $200,000 versus last year.