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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based in Chicago, IL that was founded in 1890. As of 2018 they had $81 million in revenue and $508 million in assets.

The central mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to present classical music through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Chicago, national and international audiences.The mission is supported by four mutually reinforcing elements:Arti...

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Program areas at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts - during the 2017/18 season, the cso presented 139 paid and free concert programs for approximately 278,000 patrons. The cso premiered three works, including compositions by mead composer-in-residence elizabeth ogonek and cso viola section member max raimi. Two major u.s tours to both the east and west coasts included 17 concerts in 12 cities. The free concert for Chicago led by maestro muti at lane technical college preparatory high school on Chicago's north side drew a capacity audience of over 2,600 people. Throughout the season, the cso celebrated masterworks by iconic composers, including tchaikovsky, mahler, and bernstein. The Orchestra performed three concerts at wheaton college's edman memorial chapel, and 18 concerts at ravinia park as part of the annual summer residency.

Education concerts and activities - across Chicago and around the world, the negaunee music institute connects individuals and communities to the extraordinary resources of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Under the visionary leadership of cso zell music director riccardo muti and judson and joyce green creative consultant yo-yo ma, institute programming gives broad access to the cso, educates young listeners, provides advanced training to young musicians and serves the city and the world through music. All concerts and events are inexpensive or offered free of charge to the public in order to dissolve financial barriers. In the 17/18 season, the institute reached approximately 56,000 people through 206 events which included paid and free concerts, open rehearsals, workshops and other programs.

Symphony center presents concerts - the Chicago Symphony Orchestra association offers concerts by acclaimed guest artists in the fields of jazz, pop, world, and classical music under the auspices of Symphony center presents. Forty-six concerts were presented during the season, with more than 71,000 tickets sold. These concerts featured established and emerging artistic leaders and musicians performing a wide variety of musical styles for diverse audiences. Scp programs include Orchestra, chamber, music now and piano music series, and jazz at Symphony center, which is one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed jazz series in the country.

Form 990s for Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jun 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 21, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 1, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jun 29, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Total grants, contributions, etc.$35,070,114
Program services$32,900,867
Investment income and dividends$4,978,476
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-253,828
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$8,622,716
Net income from fundraising events$289,261
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$212,472
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$81,820,078

Vendors for Chicago Symphony Orchestra

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Aon Risk Services Central IncInsurance agent or broker$1632019-12-31
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███ ██████████ ██ ███ ██████Insurance agent or broker$1,1532019-12-31
███ ███████████Insurance agent or broker$1,2822019-12-31
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...and five more vendors

Personnel at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Lynne SorkinDirector of Human Resources-May 20, 2020
John MaasDirector of Facilities-Aug. 20, 2020
████████ ████Music Director$1.2 millionJune 30, 2018
██████ █████████Director-Aug. 20, 2020
█████ ██████ █████Manager, School and Family Programs-Aug. 20, 2020
███████ ██████Assistant Manager and Librarian / Chorus Manager-Aug. 20, 2020
█████ ████████Manager-Aug. 20, 2020
██████ ████Concertmaster$510,459June 30, 2018
████ █████████President$505,344Aug. 20, 2020
██████ █████Finance and Administration$186,191May 20, 2020
...and five more key personnel

Peer symphony orchestras

1The Cleveland Orchestra501(c)(3)$61 millionCleveland, OH
2Indiana Symphony Society501(c)(3)$27 millionIndianapolis, IN
3Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LAP)501(c)(3)$187 millionLos Angeles, CA
4Seattle Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$32 millionSeattle, WA
5Philadelphia Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$98 millionPhiladelphia, PA
6Houston Symphony Society501(c)(3)$30 millionHouston, TX
7Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)501(c)(3)$40 millionDetroit, MI
8San Francisco Symphony (SFS)501(c)(3)$93 millionSan Francisco, CA
9San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$25 millionSan Diego, CA
10Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO)501(c)(3)$31 millionSt Louis, MO
11Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)501(c)(3)$45 millionPittsburgh, PA
12Pacific Symphony501(c)(3)$24 millionIrvine, CA
13Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO)501(c)(3)$43 millionCincinnati, OH
14Carnegie Hall / The Carnegie Hall Corporation501(c)(3)$87 millionNew York, NY
15New York Philharmonic501(c)(3)$86 millionNew York, NY
16North Carolina Symphony Society501(c)(3)$26 millionRaleigh, NC
17Boston Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$95 millionBoston, MA
18The Nashville Symphony501(c)(3)$23 millionNashville, TN
19Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO)501(c)(3)$34 millionDallas, TX
20Baltimore Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$27 millionBaltimore, MD
21Oregon Symphony Association501(c)(3)$21 millionPortland, OR
22Minnesota Orchestral Association501(c)(3)$32 millionMinneapolis, MN
23Indian Hill Music (IHM)501(c)(3)$41 millionLittleton, MA
24Adrienne Arts Center Trust501(c)(3)$42 millionMiami, FL
25Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts501(c)(3)$38 millionVienna, VA