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New Data on UK Orchestras

Chris Bowen
| March 17, 2014


A survey by the Association of British Orchestras shows that audiences are up despite funding cuts, but warns orchestras’ finances are being squeezed by falling ticket sales and cuts in public investment.   Audiences for Britain’s orchestras are up, despite cuts to public funding, according to a new survey of Britain’s professional orchestras. But orchestra leaders have warned that they are becoming increasingly dependent on donations for survival as a growing preference for cheaper tickets, combined with cuts in public spending, puts pressure on orchestras’ finances, with overall budgets down since 2010 Read the full report.

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