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Bachtrack’s Top Classical Music Stats for 2015

Matthew Sedlar on January 14, 2016
The San Francisco Symphony was the third-busiest concert orchestra in 2015, according to Bachtrack (Photo by Chris Wahlberg)
The San Francisco Symphony was the third-busiest concert orchestra in 2015, according to Bachtrack (Photo by Chris Wahlberg)

Can you guess the most-performed work by performing arts organizations in 2015? Here’s a hint: The opening notes of the first movement are short, short, short, loooooong. That’s right. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, according to Bachtrack’s annual summary of 28,000 events listed from around the world on the site.

While also confirming that The Nutcracker was the most-performed ballet in 2015 (hardly surprising), the statistics turned up some interesting facts:

  • Our very own San Francisco Symphony cracked the top three “Busiest Concert Orchestras,” taking the third position.

  • In the “Top Living Composers by Event” category, Bay Area-based John Adams took the second spot behind Arvo Part.

  • Gustavo Dudamel earned the fourth spot in the “Busiest Conductors of 2015” category.

For more stats, check out Bachtrack.

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