Subscriptions, ticket sales rise during 2015-16 season

Columbus' ProMusica Chamber Orchestra begins a new season on Jan. 21 with a performance that includes the US debut of violinist Alexandra Conunova.

And chances are the institution we featured in February 2016 as having weathered the economic downturn with its sixth straight yearly budget surplus will have another record-setting audience.

ProMusica announced yesterday that it posted its seventh consecutive surplus in 2016, saw a 25 percent increase in subscriptions, and exceeded its single-ticket sales goals by 32 percent.

The chamber orchestra also extended the contracts of Music Director David Danzmayr and Principal Guest Artist and Creative Partner Vadim Gluzman to 2021 and 2019, respectively.

"We remain focused and committed to taking artistic risks, while bringing to Columbus some of the most renowned international guest artists and musicians," Executive Director Janet Chen said in a news release. "Combined with that, though, is our constant attention to the bottom line."