Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Illuminating musical works of art in a profoundly unique manner

three stars

84.00

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

Board Leadership
Kim Bleimann
Chairman

CEO
Alexander Scheirle
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.00 three stars
  Financial 80.24 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

three stars

80.24

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,203,959
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $588,601
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $134,620
Total Contributions $1,927,180
   Program Service Revenue $1,642,452
Total Primary Revenue $3,569,632
   Other Revenue $132,600
TOTAL REVENUE $3,702,232
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,163,520
   Administrative Expenses $389,341
   Fundraising Expenses $343,648
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,896,509
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-194,277
   
Net Assets $1,337,855

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,849 4.02% Alexander Scheirle Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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
Chairman

CEO

Alexander Scheirle
Executive Director