Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Orchestra Ticket Sales 'Incredible Success'

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Orchestra Ticket Sales 'Incredible Success'

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra have been an "incredible success," according to Alan Valentine, general manager.

Additionally, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra is the newest member of the Allied Arts Foundation, which will kick off its $1.1 million fundraising campaign on Jan. 25.

In two weeks, the orchestra has sold $102,000 in tickets for 980 seats in the classics series. The goal is $120,000 by the Jan. 7 season opening.

More tickets have been sold for the pops series, but the tickets are cheaper because the season has three performances, compared to six for the classics. The pops series has sold 1,200 seats worth $65,000 toward the $180,000 goal.

"I've never seen anything like this in my career," Valentine said.

The board of directors has raised $72,500 of its $175,000 goal in the membership drive, he said, and has received $50,000 in grants from the State Arts Council.

"Having a good orchestra is important to the business community," Valentine said. "It helps attract new business and industry."

The Allied Arts Foundation will kick off its $1.1 million fundraising campaign on Jan. 25, said Ted d'Andriole, chairman of the fundraising campaign and vice president of Southwestern Bell Telephone. The 1989 campaign theme is `The Fun of '89.' In 1988, Allied Arts raised $950,000.

Allocations from the $1.1 million goal are: $265,000 for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, $75,000 for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, $140,000 for Ballet Oklahoma, $70,000 for Lyric Theatre, $175,000 for the Oklahoma Art Center and $175,000 for the Omniplex Science Museum.

"We want people to know that an enjoyable and entertaining quality of life is one of the many paybacks from contributing to Allied Arts," d'Andriole said. …

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