ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Symphony has reported increased attendance and ticket sales in its 2009 budgetary year.
The symphony released an update on its finances in recent days. It said ticket revenues were up 15 percent and attendance increased about 8 percent. It believes new programs helped draw thousands of people who had never previously attended a St. Louis Symphony performance.
It raised slightly more money in its annual campaign during the past fiscal year, which ended in August. However, the symphony reports it still has a structural operating deficit of nearly $3 million.
The city's symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the nation.
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