Comparative Report 2017-18

Thanks to our master statistician, C. Stephen Smith, and the efforts of orchestra people coast to coast, Orchestras Canada has just published the 2017-18 Comparative Report. Each year, Steve collects financial information and audience numbers from member orchestras and produces a detailed Comparative Report, which is then shared with participating orchestras.

Summary information by region and by budget is available in the Resources section of our website.

Compared to the previous year, 2017-18 fiscal results demonstrated an overall strengthening of orchestras, with a 7.5% increase in revenues, and the overall ‘national debt’ of orchestras dropping to under $2 Million, the lowest since this report started in the 2004-05 season. Orchestras have also been more efficient with an overall 4.5% decrease in the amount spent by orchestras per audience member reached.