Lots of symphony orchestras lose money. Most cities have a symphony. Instead of covering all that cost, why don't we have 5 or 10 major orchestras that have touring as a primary part of their schedule? Note the word primary (as opposed to occasional). Then, in Detroit, or Buffalo, or New Orleans, or Denver, or Portland, or Pittsburgh, or Phoenix, or Sacramento, or Hartford, or Milwaukee, or Jacksonville I could hear the NY Phil or the CSO or Berlin for that matter. Or maybe it would be the Orchestras like Cleveland and Philadelphia and Minnesota who tour because the biggest and most famous don't need to.