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Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society is a symphony orchestra based in Charlotte, NC that was founded in 1932. As of 2018 they had $10 million in revenue and $12 million in assets.

To perform a broad range of orchestral music, including appropriate genres of American traditional and popular music, to engage, educate and enrich our audiences of all ages. To perform symphonic music and to encourage interest in same. Cso is committ...

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Program areas at Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society

Last year the charlotte symphony offered 134 performances for 140,387 patrons. Events included classical concerts featuring great solo artists on our mainstage, music and memory programs in neighborhood community centers, informal concerts in local breweries, and participatory educational concerts for thousands of children. With a commitment to showcasing a diverse range of talent, we are intentional in our efforts to include both artists of color and women in our programs.

Community education programs: an intensive afterschool youth program focused on charlotte's children with the greatest needs and fewest resources, project harmony is a music and leadership program aimed at expanding the vision of what is possible for our area youth. Children are given free instruments, orchestra ensemble training, and academic tutoring and mentoring. Currently serving nearly 200 children in four sites, we aim to serve 500 by 2020.

Youth orchestras: with the belief that making music is a right, not a privilege, we actively nurture the next generation of musicians and music lovers by supporting two youth orchestras focused on dual goals of extraordinary music education and diversity, equity and inclusion. We provide a nurturing environment for our young musicians to create lasting bonds through music and friendship, and instill the values of community service through music.

Form 990s for Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Aug 17, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 29, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 28, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 14, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society

Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,298,457
Program services$3,535,267
Investment income and dividends$1,220
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$3,262
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$141,522
Total revenues$10,979,728

Vendors for Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Cherry Bekaert LLPTax accounting2019-07-19
██████ ██████ ███████████Travel Services$104,5382018-06-01

Personnel at Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Mary A. DeisslerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$243,901Aug. 12, 2019
Allison DiazChief Financial Officer September To March$18,024June 30, 2018
████████ ████████Vice President of Development$120,013June 30, 2018
████ █████General Manager-May 30, 2018
███████ ███████████████Director of Finance From June$0June 30, 2018
███████ ███████Director of Finance To September$58,154June 30, 2018
███████████ ████████████Music Director$228,975June 30, 2018
█████ ██████Concertmaster$103,913June 30, 2018
█████ ██ █████████ ████Immediate Past Chairperson$0Aug. 12, 2019
█████ ████████Chairperson$0Aug. 12, 2019
...and seven more key personnel

Peer symphony orchestras

1Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$48 millionMilwaukee, WI
2Knoxville Symphony Society Incorporated501(c)(3)$4.1 millionKnoxville, TN
3Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Society501(c)(3)$4.5 millionLos Angeles, CA
4Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)501(c)(3)$45 millionPittsburgh, PA
5Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO)501(c)(3)$33 millionSt Louis, MO
6Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra501(c)(3)$6.1 millionNew Orleans, LA
7San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$36 millionSan Diego, CA
8Indiana Symphony Society501(c)(3)$27 millionIndianapolis, IN
9Virginia Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$7.8 millionNorfolk, VA
10Sarasota Orchestra501(c)(3)$9.6 millionSarasota, FL
11Santa Barbara Symphony501(c)(3)$3.2 millionSanta Barbara, CA
12Des Moines Symphony Association501(c)(3)$3.3 millionDes Moines, IA
13Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra501(c)(3)$3.6 millionColorado Springs, CO
14Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO)501(c)(3)$4.7 millionMadison, WI
15The Pasadena Symphony Association501(c)(3)$4.4 millionPasadena, CA
16Philadelphia Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$53 millionPhiladelphia, PA
17Seattle Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$32 millionSeattle, WA
18Albany Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$5.1 millionAlbany, NY
19Spokane Symphony Society501(c)(3)$5.4 millionSpokane, WA
20Jacksonville Symphony Association501(c)(3)$10 millionJacksonville, FL
21Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)501(c)(3)$40 millionDetroit, MI
22Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO)501(c)(3)$4.9 millionPortland, ME
23Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO)501(c)(3)$4.2 millionMemphis, TN
24Los Angeles Master Chorale Association501(c)(3)$6.5 millionLos Angeles, CA
25Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra501(c)(3)$6.0 millionOrlando, FL