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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Providing symphonic concerts, cultural and educational resources

78.59

1212 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 783-8100   Web Site
EIN: 52-0629696

Board Leadership
Barry F. Rosen
Chair

CEO
Peter T. Kjome
President & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.59
  Financial 70.00
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1916, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is the only major American orchestra originally established as a branch of the municipal government. Reorganized as a private institution in 1942, it maintains close relationships with the governments and communities of the city and surrounding counties, as well as with the state of Maryland. The BSO is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its uncompromising pursuit of artistic excellence, the Baltimore Symphony has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives.

Founded in 1916, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is the only major American orchestra originally established as a branch of the municipal government. Reorganized as a private institution in 1942, it maintains close relationships with the governments and communities of the city and surrounding counties, as well as with the state of Maryland. The BSO is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its uncompromising pursuit of artistic excellence, the Baltimore Symphony has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives.

Financial

70.00

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 349.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (MD) 78.59
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 86.44
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.14
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,594,183
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $695,875
   Related Organizations $3,625,335
   Government Grants $3,305,583
Total Contributions $14,220,976
   Program Service Revenue $8,641,662
Total Primary Revenue $22,862,638
   Other Revenue $104,868
TOTAL REVENUE $22,967,506
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,529,205
   Administrative Expenses $2,011,335
   Fundraising Expenses $1,193,912
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,734,452
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,766,946
   
Net Assets $-21,087,555

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
2019-08 06/01/2021 78.59
2018-08 12/01/2019 81.92
2017-08 12/01/2018 80.71
2016-08 03/01/2018 82.77
2015-08 03/01/2017 81.51
2014-08 06/01/2016 79.65
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 81.49
2013-08 02/01/2015 80.64
2012-08 12/01/2013 81.54
2011-08 11/06/2012 84.03
2010-08 12/01/2011 80.14
2009-08 09/20/2011 68.26
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 63.35
2008-08 03/01/2010 81.25
2007-08 07/01/2009 82.66
2006-08 12/01/2007 78.02
2005-08 12/01/2006 85.64
2004-08 01/01/2006 80.28
2003-08 11/01/2004 86.65
2002-08 12/01/2003 95.29

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

EIN 52-0629696
Name in IRS Master File BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 July, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$298,514 1.15% Peter Kjome President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (MD) 78.59
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 88.28
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 98.66
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 90.86
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 86.57

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Charity Contact Info

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 783-8100
EIN: 52-0629696

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Board Leadership

Barry F. Rosen
Chair

CEO

Peter T. Kjome
President & CEO

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