The Tonhalle orchestra of Zurich, which is undergoing major generational change, had a pretty good year according to its annual accounts, just received. It gave 104 concerts and broke even on a budget of 39.6 million Swiss francs, of which 16.3 million came as city subsidy.
Looking good, except that the number of subscribers fell from 6,342 to 5,997. That’s in line with the rest of the sector, says the orch’s management.
Is it, really? Hmmm…
New conductor Lionel Bringuier will have a lot of wake-up work to do.