SPCO ends year with $280K surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra says it ended the year with a surplus of more than $280,000.

President and managing director Bruce Coppock said during the orchestra’s annual meeting Tuesday that the money will be used to partly pay down the orchestra’s $800,000 deficit from last year.

After a difficult year that included a six-month lockout of the orchestra’s musicians during a contract dispute, Coppock says he is optimistic about the organization’s future.

He tells Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/19fWN1s ) that the audiences are back, the donations are coming in and the level of interest in the SPCO is at “an all-time high.”

Coppock says every one of the orchestra’s concerts this year has exceeded goals, with larger attendance and more revenue than anticipated.

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Online:

http://www.thespco.org

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org

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