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O.C. classical society sees big spending hike in most recent season
O.C. classical society sees big spending hike in most recent season

Bucking a sense of retrenchment in the classical music world, including highly publicized recent cutbacks by New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County increased its spending 36% during its most recent season and, thanks to its donors, did not go broke. The society is Orange County's leading presenter of touring orchestras, and sentiment was part of the reason for increasing spending to about $4.5 million, up from $3.3 million the previous season. The 2013-14 season that ended last spring marked the organization’s 60th anniversary while serving as a farewell to its respected president and artistic director, Dean Corey, who retired after 21...

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