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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Connecticut's orchestra

three stars

84.34

166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106
tel: (860) 246-8742   Web Site
EIN: 06-0637319

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Verney
Chairman

CEO
Steve Collins
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.34 three stars
  Financial 80.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1934, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is Connecticut's premier musical organization. Widely recognized as one of America's leading regional orchestras, the HSO believes passionately in the performance of live symphonic music and its value in the community. The mission of the HSO is to perform live orchestral music of the highest quality for ever-expanding audiences, and to increase through its educational programs the understanding and enjoyment of that music by residents in Connecticut. Every year, the HSO presents more than 100 concerts; plays to audiences of approximately 160,000; reaches thousands through its broadcast concerts on Connecticut Public Radio; and serves more than 64,000 individuals through its Musical Pathways educational activities.

Founded in 1934, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is Connecticut's premier musical organization. Widely recognized as one of America's leading regional orchestras, the HSO believes passionately in the performance of live symphonic music and its value in the community. The mission of the HSO is to perform live orchestral music of the highest quality for ever-expanding audiences, and to increase through its educational programs the understanding and enjoyment of that music by residents in Connecticut. Every year, the HSO presents more than 100 concerts; plays to audiences of approximately 160,000; reaches thousands through its broadcast concerts on Connecticut Public Radio; and serves more than 64,000 individuals through its Musical Pathways educational activities.

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Financial

three stars

80.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hartford Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hartford Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hartford Symphony Orchestra (CT) 84.34 three stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 98.54 four stars
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA) 88.64 three stars
Toledo Symphony (OH) 86.01 three stars
Oregon Symphony (OR) 92.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,007,915
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $214,482
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $40,654
Total Contributions $3,263,051
   Program Service Revenue $2,463,711
Total Primary Revenue $5,726,762
   Other Revenue $143,809
TOTAL REVENUE $5,870,571
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,091,833
   Administrative Expenses $733,454
   Fundraising Expenses $533,463
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,358,750
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $511,821
   
Net Assets $6,238,608

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Providing Symphonic Concerts $4,091,833 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 08/01/2019 84.34 three stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 79.06 two stars
2016-08 07/01/2017 81.95 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 79.29 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 86.04 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 81.03 three stars
2013-08 05/01/2014 87.82 three stars
2012-05 05/01/2013 74.31 two stars
2011-05 05/01/2012 83.09 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 73.78 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 05/01/2011 64.88 one star
2009-05 06/01/2010 70.17 two stars
2008-05 04/01/2009 64.29 one star
2007-05 06/01/2008 76.86 two stars
2006-05 05/01/2007 83.67 three stars
2005-05 07/01/2006 95.08 four stars
2004-05 04/01/2005 85.58 three 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 06-0637319
Name in IRS Master File HARTFORD SYMPHONY 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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 December, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,623 2.15% Stephen H. Collins Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$159,377 2.97% Carolyn Kuan Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hartford Symphony Orchestra (CT) 84.34 three stars
Stamford Symphony Orchestra (CT) 85.64 three stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.84 three stars
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars
Alabama Symphony Orchestra (AL) 85.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hartford Symphony Orchestra
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
tel: (860) 246-8742
fax: (860) 247-1720
EIN: 06-0637319

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Verney
Chairman

CEO

Steve Collins
Executive Director

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