Chicago Opera Theater recently asked people to vote on which opera they would like to see the company perform during its 2011 season. Apparently, in order to cast a vote, you had to pay $1. This is the second time that the COT has tried this, and the winning opera (I'm assuming from a list of possibilities) is Shostakovich's "Moscow, Cheryomushki." Wow! That different! Here's a short account of the COT's unusual vote/fund raiser.
I'm wondering if the Oregon Symphony could try such a thing (assuming that its web site could handle the voting). You would pay to cast your vote for a piece on a particular program.