Cincinnati By The Numbers

Even with an orchestral success story like Cincinnati, the continued economic malaise has taken its toll. “Since the stock market decline, the CSO endowment has shrunk from more than $94 million to $61 million. To help make ends meet, the CSO has increased its endowment spending rate from 6 percent to 8.35 percent… Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on the players’ two-year contract.”