Monday, September 20, 2010

Symphony sales up

The Richmond Symphony reports that subscription ticket sales for 2010-11 series at the Carpenter Theatre of Richmond CenterStage are 22 percent higher than last season's, with about 450 new subscriptions for its Masterworks, Pops and LolliPops series.

David Fisk, the symphony's executive director, attributes the jump to the arrival of Steven Smith as the orchestra's new executive director, positive response to the concert experience in the Carpenter Theatre and "easing of the recession."

The orchestra's "2010: Transformation" development campaign, launched in the spring, includes among its goals attracting 2,010 new subscribers, donors and sponsors in 2010-11.