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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The American Classical Orchestra

Recreating the sound world of the master composers

four stars

90.28

225 West 99th Street New York, NY 10025
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 90.28 four stars
  Financial 91.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Classical Orchestra (NY) 90.28 four stars
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Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 89.48 three stars
Oregon Symphony (OR) 92.18 four stars
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,236,222
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $41,787
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,278,009
   Program Service Revenue $104,761
Total Primary Revenue $1,382,770
   Other Revenue $-46,398
TOTAL REVENUE $1,337,608
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,107,094
   Administrative Expenses $111,351
   Fundraising Expenses $108,851
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,327,296
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,312
   
Net Assets $425,442

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
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
$111,708 8.41% Kristine Spensieri Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$270,648 20.39% Thomas C. Crawford Artistic Director
$119,654 9.01% Glenn Askin Director of Finance & Administration

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The American Classical Orchestra (NY) 90.28 four stars
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Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 89.26 three stars
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Nashville Symphony (TN) 89.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The American Classical Orchestra
225 West 99th Street
New York, NY 10025
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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