The Charleston Symphony Orchestra appears to be bouncing back nicely from their near-death experience last year. They recently announced that the Nov. 12 Masterworks concert featuring pianist Emanuel Ax was the highest grossing concert in the organization’s history.

“We began our season with more subscribers than we’ve seen since the 1990s and with more subscription dollars per concert,” Executive Director Daniel Beckley said in a release. “Given the current economic climate and where we’ve come from, this represents resounding public support reinforcing that the Charleston Symphony Orchestra is a vital cultural resource to this community.”

The CSO has also surpassed goals in the other two series opening concerts, including the Pops Series and the Chamber Orchestra Series. Moral of the story: Keep buying those tickets and supporting your local orchestra and they’ll keep growing. See for more.