A year after its 2013 merger, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera had effectively ceased operations. With no performances scheduled, a depleted staff, and few funds remaining against a massive debt, an exhausted board was faced with the toughest question imaginable: is it time to declare bankruptcy and close forever?
The organization made the ambitious decision to persevere, and through bold and imaginative focus, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera recovered financially and charted a new artistic course by immersing itself in the community.
Between 2015 and 2018, the organization has moved from near-insolvency to stability, while expanding its artistic commitment to the Sacramento community. Attendance and fundraising during this period are at all-time highs. The musicians and staff are highly engaged both on the stage and throughout the community, and the organization is preparing for its next phase of success.