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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The American Classical Orchestra

Recreating the sound world of the master composers

three stars

88.27

552 West End Avenue New York, NY 10024
tel: (212) 362-2727   Web Site
EIN: 06-1072470

Board Leadership
Andrew L. Cheskis
President

CEO
David Larkin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.27 three stars
  Financial 87.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Classical Orchestra (ACO) recreates the sound world of the master composers. The ACO is devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th and 19th century composers. By playing the music on original instruments and using historic performance technique, we attempt to recreate the sounds an audience would have experienced when the music was written and first performed. We pass along skills and appreciation for this practice to future generations through concert performances and educational programs.

The American Classical Orchestra (ACO) recreates the sound world of the master composers. The ACO is devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th and 19th century composers. By playing the music on original instruments and using historic performance technique, we attempt to recreate the sounds an audience would have experienced when the music was written and first performed. We pass along skills and appreciation for this practice to future generations through concert performances and educational programs.

Financial

three stars

87.60

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Classical Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The American Classical Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The American Classical Orchestra (NY) 88.27 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,056,790
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,056,790
   Program Service Revenue $109,894
Total Primary Revenue $1,166,684
   Other Revenue $2,117
TOTAL REVENUE $1,168,801
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $992,126
   Administrative Expenses $179,638
   Fundraising Expenses $72,182
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,243,946
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-75,145
   
Net Assets $350,297

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 88.27 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2020 90.28 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-1072470
Name in IRS Master File THE AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA INC
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,765 5.92% Kristine Spensieri Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$256,764 20.64% Thomas C. Crawford Artistic Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Classical Orchestra (NY) 88.27 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

The American Classical Orchestra
552 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10024
tel: (212) 362-2727
fax: (212) 362-2729
EIN: 06-1072470

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Board Leadership

Andrew L. Cheskis
President

CEO

David Larkin
Executive Director

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