The summer has come. The truck has been returned. The singers are off doing other gigs. This is POGO in the summer. Quiet, but that's relative. Our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Alexis Hamilton is hard at work booking for next season.
We will have a few return engagements. We always do. However, of the 18,157 we reached in 2013 with our 88 performances of The Magic Flute, 19 were new to our program in 2013 and an additional 15 had not participated the previous season. So, the need is there, the appetite doesn't seem to be going away.
Below is a representative map of our 2013 tour. You will note, all 55 sites are not there, but how many pins can we really stick into Portland's economically depressed neighborhoods? You can see, however, that Portland Opera To Go covers all over the state of Oregon, and up into SW Washington.
To do it, we spent $165,000 over the course of our 11 week tour. While the cost of all those performance, comes out to average $12.50 per child, we charge an average of $1.25 per student as this program was created to help where the budgets are the tightest.
Thank you very much for your continuing support. Portland Opera will continue to be good stewards of your contributions.
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