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Between 2013 and 2014, the Classical Music category experienced a decrease in revenue and attendance. Gross revenue fell by 8% from $70.48 million to $64.87 million while total attendance fell by 13.2%. The increase in average ticket price by 2.6% from $73.18 to $75.05 was insufficient to offset the decline in attendance.
As with previous years, the majority of revenue and ticket sales in the Classical Music category came from the AMPAG companies in 2014. Major companies include Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Musica Viva Australia. In 2014, these companies had fewer performances compared to 2013, which helps to explain the decrease in attendance and gross revenue.
Outside of AMPAG, there were further declines in revenue and attendance in 2014, with fewer performances overall. Major performances in this category included tours by Andrea Bocelli and the London Symphony Orchestra. However, popular performer André Rieu did not return in 2014, impacting on revenue and attendance.