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American Symphony Orchestra

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two stars

76.28

263 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 868-9276   Web Site
EIN: 13-1969375

Board Leadership
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
Chair

CEO
Lynne Meloccaro
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.28 two stars
  Financial 70.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) was founded in 1962 by Leopold Stokowski. Under the music direction of Leon Botstein since 1992, the American Symphony has pioneered the performance of thematically organized concerts, linking music to the visual arts, literature, politics, and history. In addition, the American Symphony Orchestra performs in a lecture/concert series with audience interaction called Classics Declassified at Peter Norton Symphony Space. It is also the resident orchestra of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, where it performs an annual concert series as well as in Bard's annual SummerScape Festival and the Bard Music Festival. ASO maintains an award-winning music education program which is presented at numerous high schools through New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.

The American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) was founded in 1962 by Leopold Stokowski. Under the music direction of Leon Botstein since 1992, the American Symphony has pioneered the performance of thematically organized concerts, linking music to the visual arts, literature, politics, and history. In addition, the American Symphony Orchestra performs in a lecture/concert series with audience interaction called Classics Declassified at Peter Norton Symphony Space. It is also the resident orchestra of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, where it performs an annual concert series as well as in Bard's annual SummerScape Festival and the Bard Music Festival. ASO maintains an award-winning music education program which is presented at numerous high schools through New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.

Financial

two stars

70.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 143.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Symphony Orchestra (NY) 76.28 two stars
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (OH) 86.87 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 94.79 four stars
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI) 89.37 three stars
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 90.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,798,401
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,290
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $69,000
Total Contributions $1,870,691
   Program Service Revenue $1,276,936
Total Primary Revenue $3,147,627
   Other Revenue $11,441
TOTAL REVENUE $3,159,068
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,817,634
   Administrative Expenses $350,286
   Fundraising Expenses $34,160
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,202,080
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-43,012
   
Net Assets $-974,727

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
Subscriptions $1,852,348 65.7%
Service Contracts $965,286 34.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/22/2017 76.28 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 75.43 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.73 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.12 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 74.91 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.20 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 78.33 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 83.85 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 79.35 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 74.79 two stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 80.57 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 79.81 two stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 95.54 four stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 92.83 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2006 92.90 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 13-1969375
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN 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 (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Lynne Meloccaro Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$135,000 4.21% Leon Botstein Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Symphony Orchestra (NY) 76.28 two stars
San Francisco Symphony (CA) 88.19 three stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 92.51 four stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 90.85 four stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 86.40 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Symphony Orchestra
263 West 38th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 868-9276
EIN: 13-1969375

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Board Leadership

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
Chair

CEO

Lynne Meloccaro
Executive Director

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