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Both on and off stage, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra had a banner year.
According to the just-released "Report to the Community," which covers the orchestra's 2013-2014 fiscal year, the orchestra finished with a significant increase in ticket sales and performed to approximately 200,000 people while seeing its endowment fund surpass the $32 million mark. The BPO's fiscal year ended on Aug. 31, 2014.
Among the highlights from the annual report, ticket sales during the 2013-2014 season topped the $3.367 million mark, a 6.2 percent increase from the $3.170 million tickets sold the previous fiscal years. As recently as the 2010-2011 season, the BPO sold $2.843 million in tickets. Ticket sales cover both classical and Pops series shows.