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Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)

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

DSO is a symphony orchestra based in Detroit, MI that was founded in 1951. As of 2019 they had $40 million in revenue and $99 million in assets.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is an American orchestra based in Detroit, Michigan. Its main performance center is Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood.

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Program areas at DSO

Classical concert series - 20 programs in orchestra hall and 8 programs at 7 neighborhood venues throughout southeast Michigan, totaling 86 performances, with total attendance of 97,903.

Specials, holidays and summer concerts - a variety of concert events with total attendance of 60,788.

Pops concert series - 12 concert programs totaling 36 concerts, with total attendance of 60,906.

Form 990s for DSO

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-08Jan 30, 2020990View PDF
2018-08Mar 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-08Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Apr 20, 2017990View PDF
2015-08Mar 23, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for DSO

Total grants, contributions, etc.$30,474,696
Program services$10,271,005
Investment income and dividends$1,303,173
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$2,170
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,047,460
Net income from fundraising events$-200,383
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$55,410
Miscellaneous revenues$93,141
Total revenues$40,951,752

Vendors for DSO

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Plante and Moran PLLCTax accounting2019-12-23
███████ ██████Telefunding Vendor; Fundraising$265,3452019-08-01
█████ ███████ ███████ ███Roofing$283,8732019-08-01
███ ███Telemarketing Vendor; Telemarketing$280,9762019-08-01
████ █ ███████Guest Artists$343,0542019-08-01
██████ ██████ ██████████ ███Consulting$165,4442019-08-01
██████ ████████Insurance agent or broker$5,0612016-12-31
███████ ███████████Insurance agent or broker$9,3152016-12-31
...and four more vendors

Personnel at DSO

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Anne ParsonsDirector and President and Chief Executive Officer$432,342June 12, 2020
Linda LutzVice President and Chief Financial Officer$206,668June 12, 2020
████ █████Vice President and Chief Development Officer$207,203June 12, 2020
████ ███████Vice President and General Manager$209,821June 12, 2020
███████████ ██████████Managing Director of Paradise Jazz Series and Managing Director and Curator of @ / Managing Director / Director of Audience Development-June 12, 2020
███████ ████████Senior Director of Operations and Orchestra Manager-June 12, 2020
████ ████████Director of Digital Initiatives-June 12, 2020
███████ ████Director of Artistic Planning-June 12, 2020
███████ █████Director and Officer at Large$0June 12, 2020
███████ ███ ██████Chairman$0June 12, 2020
...and three more key personnel

Peer symphony orchestras

1Phoenix Symphony Association501(c)(3)$13 millionPhoenix, AZ
2Chicago Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$81 millionChicago, IL
3Columbus Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$11 millionColumbus, OH
4New World Symphony (NWS)501(c)(3)$18 millionMiami Beach, FL
5Houston Symphony Society501(c)(3)$29 millionHouston, TX
6Pacific Symphony501(c)(3)$24 millionIrvine, CA
7The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society501(c)(3)$11 millionSt Paul, MN
8Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LAP)501(c)(3)$190 millionLos Angeles, CA
9Colorado Symphony501(c)(3)$13 millionDenver, CO
10The Florida Orchestra501(c)(3)$12 millionSt Petersburg, FL
11Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO)501(c)(3)$12 millionBuffalo, NY
12Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO)501(c)(3)$33 millionCincinnati, OH
13Fort Wayne Philharmonic501(c)(3)$10 millionFort Wayne, IN
14San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$36 millionSan Diego, CA
15Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO)501(c)(3)$33 millionSt Louis, MO
16Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)501(c)(3)$45 millionPittsburgh, PA
17Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society501(c)(3)$10 millionCharlotte, NC
18Indiana Symphony Society501(c)(3)$27 millionIndianapolis, IN
19Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$48 millionMilwaukee, WI
20Philadelphia Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$53 millionPhiladelphia, PA
21The Cleveland Orchestra501(c)(3)$61 millionCleveland, OH
22Seattle Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$32 millionSeattle, WA
23Grand Rapids Symphony Society501(c)(3)$11 millionGrand Rapids, MI
24Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$13 millionFort Worth, TX
25San Francisco Symphony (SFS)501(c)(3)$87 millionSan Francisco, CA