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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Illuminating musical works of art in a profoundly unique manner

three stars

85.65

490 Riverside Drive 11th Floor
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 896-1700   Web Site
EIN: 23-7362572

Board Leadership
Kim Bleimann
Acting Chairman

CEO
Alexander Scheirle
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.65 three stars
  Financial 82.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1972, the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is internationally renowned for its fine artistry and distinctive approach to music-making, with a performing and recording legacy spanning 35 years. Performing with many of today's most dynamic and esteemed soloists, Orpheus presents an annual concert series at Carnegie Hall that illuminates both classic orchestral repertoire and new works by contemporary composers. Noted by critics and audiences alike for their unsurpassed energy, sensitivity, and connection to listeners, Orpheus is considered one of New York's cultural treasures. Orpheus is a self governing organization. Central to its distinctive personality is its practice of sharing and rotating leadership roles. For every work, the members of the orchestra select the concertmaster and the principal players for each section.

Founded in 1972, the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is internationally renowned for its fine artistry and distinctive approach to music-making, with a performing and recording legacy spanning 35 years. Performing with many of today's most dynamic and esteemed soloists, Orpheus presents an annual concert series at Carnegie Hall that illuminates both classic orchestral repertoire and new works by contemporary composers. Noted by critics and audiences alike for their unsurpassed energy, sensitivity, and connection to listeners, Orpheus is considered one of New York's cultural treasures. Orpheus is a self governing organization. Central to its distinctive personality is its practice of sharing and rotating leadership roles. For every work, the members of the orchestra select the concertmaster and the principal players for each section.

Financial

three stars

82.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (NY) 85.65 three stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 86.40 three stars
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI) 89.37 three stars
Utah Symphony & Opera (UT) 95.31 four stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 86.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,502,938
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $812,468
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $50,000
Total Contributions $2,365,406
   Program Service Revenue $1,858,688
Total Primary Revenue $4,224,094
   Other Revenue $32,344
TOTAL REVENUE $4,256,438
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,429,147
   Administrative Expenses $512,154
   Fundraising Expenses $330,740
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,272,041
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-15,603
   
Net Assets $1,701,419

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
2016-08 12/01/2017 85.65 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 87.38 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 83.46 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 83.65 three stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 82.65 three stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 75.25 two stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 70.90 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 83.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 12/01/2010 79.12 two stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 68.59 one star
2007-08 08/01/2008 68.38 one star
2006-08 08/01/2007 67.85 one star
2005-08 07/01/2006 81.93 three stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 59.90 one star

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

EIN 23-7362572
Name in IRS Master File ORPHEUS CHAMBER 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 April, 1974
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, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 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
Not compensated -- Alexander Scheirle Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$123,014 2.87% Krishna Thiagarajan Former Executive Director
$131,130 3.06% Kristine Spensieri Director Of Finance, Interim ED

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (NY) 85.65 three stars
Flint Institute of Music (MI) 86.98 three stars
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE) 87.34 three stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 91.48 four stars
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (OH) 91.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
490 Riverside Drive
11th Floor
New York, NY 10027
tel: (212) 896-1700
fax: (212) 896-1717
EIN: 23-7362572

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Board Leadership

Kim Bleimann
Acting Chairman

CEO

Alexander Scheirle
Executive Director

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