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The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra

            MAKING AN IMPACT

            OUR HISTORY

            The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra was founded
            in 1913 to provide free symphonic music for the                              515
            residents of Plymouth. Under the direction of G.         593
            Herbert Clarke, the orchestra was originally comprised   Current             Previous Year
            of local amateur players. Today the orchestra features   Subscribers
            professionally trained musicians who bring a world-
            class level of musicianship and dedication to the Phil.   (2019/20)
            With the exception of two years during World War II,                   Five years ago
            the orchestra has been in continuous operation, and        242
            became a chartered non-profit corporation in 1973.                            an increase of
            The Phil has experienced continued growth and vitality                        145% in five
            over the past decade and has become a musical force                           years!
            in southeastern Massachusetts.  The Phil is a cultural
            leader on the South Shore, annually attracting more
            than 40,000 audience members to concerts and                In the 2019/20 season,
            serving more than 3,000 students and adults through
            free outreach programs. Today, the orchestra plays         the Phil had 565 donors,
            to critical acclaim, premieres pieces from leading
            composers, features renowned guest artists, and          including 178 NEW donors
            performs in venues across the region.
            Under the music direction of Steven Karidoyanes since
            his appointment in 1994, the orchestra has risen to new   TICKET BUYERS BY TOWN
            levels of distinction with a commitment to our values:
            artistic excellence, community, expansive repertoire,                                 TOP TICKET SALES
            music education and financial sustainability.                                         BY TOWN
                                                                                                  Plymouth    49.10%
                                                                                                  Duxbury    8.00%
                                                                                                  Marshfield   5.20%
                                                                                                  Hanover    3.70%
                                                                                                  Pembroke    3.20%
                                                                                                  Kingston    3.20%
                                                                                                  Carver    1.80%
                                                                                                  Scituate    1.90%
                                                                                                  Middleboro  1.50%
                                                                                                  Norwell    1.50%
                                                                                                  Hingham    1.30%
                                                                                                  other  19.6%

             OUR MISSION                                            Towns with
                                                                    the most
             The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, a professional orchestral   Ticket Sales
             ensemble, presents a wide range of live music and educational   Ticket Sales
             programs to people of all ages and backgrounds on the South   between 1% and 2%
             Shore of Massachusetts.
                                                                    Ticket Sales
                                                                    below 1%

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