Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ticket Price Matters: With Andrea Bocelli And Plácido Domingo In Kennedy Center Opera House Saturday, NSO Stands To Lose Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

Thursday 3 PM Update


National Symphony Orchestra: Yakov Kreizberg, conductor/Lars Vogt, piano, plays Mozart November 22, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Select → Seat Section ... Price Availability

Box $80.00 23% avail
Stage Box $80.00 78% avail
Orch Premium $78.00 23% avail
Orch Prime $59.00 60% avail
First Tier Center $59.00 54% avail
Parterre Box $59.00 42% avail
Orch A-C $50.00 35% avail
Orch GG-LL $45.00 51% avail
First Tier Side Row A $45.00 45% avail
Second Tier Center $45.00 79% avail
Choristers $25.00 41% avail

First Tier Side Row B $25.00 Sold Out
Second Tier Sides $20.00 Sold Out


One thousand unsold $56 tickets (average price) costs the Kennedy Center $56,000.

Why is the National Symphony excluding Saturday night's performance from the promotion mentioned in the preceeding post?

Isn't the Kennedy Center charged by Congress with maximizing earned income through ticket sales?

Do the Kennedy Center's and National Symphony's financial patrons know that many weeks during the season, up to $100,000 is lost by the National Symphony Orchestra due to unsold seats?

Photo credit: (c) Copyright controlled via Kennedy Center Web-site. All rights reserved.


The two performances of Gioachino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle by the Washington National Opera are nominally sold out, but tickets -- up to $500 each -- are almost certainly available upon petition to the WNO's box office.


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