Long Beach Symphony: Challenges and r...

Long Beach Symphony: Challenges and responses

There are 3 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Apr 18, 2009, titled Long Beach Symphony: Challenges and responses. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Income had already been dropping for several years. In an open letter to symphony subscribers, Mizer said that expenses had gone up 3 to 5 percent in the last five years while revenues had dropped more than 20 percent.

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Laurence Hamlin

Oak Park, CA

#1 Apr 19, 2009
In the above article it mentioned the pops concerts. We subscribed to the pops events each year for about five years. Then last year we were informed new management had taken over and when I went to renew my subscription I was told that I could not have the seats for the Saturday afternoon performances that we had enjoyed. So I did not renew. I wonder how many others did the same. May not help the problem but you don't have my $300 to $400 you had each year.

Laurence Hamlin
Andrea Taylor

Tampa, FL

#2 Apr 19, 2009
Sound like you need to get Michael Crawford back!!

Lake Elsinore, CA

#3 Apr 19, 2009
Why didn't somebody at LBSO do something four years ago when attendance started dropping? Is it short sighted to cut marketing wen you need to sell seats?

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