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Chicago Symphony Orchestra posts larger deficit in wake of prolonged strike

Oct 23, 2019 - Chicago Business Journal

A historic seven-week strike by more than 100 Chicago Symphony Orchestra players in the spring took a financial toll on the 128-year-old symphonic organization.

The Chicago Symphony ended its fiscal year on June 30 with a deficit of $1.11 million, up from $911,000 the previous fiscal year. Total operating expenses were $70.2 million, while the endowment drawdown was $14.9 million, up from $14.5 million the previous year

The parent Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) release...