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Annual Stats


Here are just some of the ways that generous donations make a difference:

  • 150 concerts presented for 250,000 audience members
  • 55 International and 71 Canadian featured guest artists, conductors and ensembles like Yo-Yo Ma and Lang Lang
  • Maestro Tovey and VSO musicians visit 100 public school classrooms
  • 13 education programs touch the lives of 50,000 children, teens and young adults
  • Children from 400 schools and home-schooled groups attend our elementary school concerts from as far away as Mission and Vancouver Island
  • 1,450 underserved children receive tickets to attend VSO concerts
  • Operating the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute at Whistler, an orchestral training program for youth from around the globe
  • Performances at 16 locations in and beyond the Lower Mainland

2014_2015 revenue

  • 38% Ticket sales and earned revenue
  • 29% Donations (individuals, corporations and foundations), sponsorship, special events and lotteries
  • 28% Government (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
  • 5% Vancouver Symphony Foundation

2014_2015 expendetures

  • 85% contributed directly to performances and education programs
  • 15% supported operations (8% administration and 7% fundraising)

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