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Music and Event Management (CSO)

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

CSO is a symphony orchestra based in Cincinnati, OH that was founded in 1993. As of 2019 they had $44 million in revenue and $26 million in assets.

The fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. and the oldest orchestra in Ohio, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has played a leading role in the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati and the Midwest since its founding in 1895.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

(513) 621-1919
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Program areas at CSO

Music and Event Management, Inc. (memi), a wholly owned subsidiary of the cincinnati symphony orchestra (cso), manages and offers a diverse array of quality performances at riverbend Music center, the pnc pavilion, and the taft theatre, and additionally offers preferred services to other non-profit organizations for festivals and community events. Memi supports the cso's mission to enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in the greater cincinnati region.during the year memi offered 27 events at riverbend Music center with 363,924 in attendance, 19 events at pnc pavilion with 51,957 in attendance, 193 events at the taft theatre with 216,554 in attendance, one community festival for cincy cinco with 17,500 in attendance.

Form 990s for CSO

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-08Oct 9, 2020990View PDF
2018-08Apr 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-08Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Jul 17, 2017990View PDF
2015-08Mar 21, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for CSO

Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,396,861
Program services$36,269,298
Investment income and dividends$208,493
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$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$4,609,139
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$44,483,791

Vendors for CSO

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Clark Schaefer Hackett and CompanyTax accounting2020-01-13
█████████ ████████Software2019-08-29
███████ ██████ ████████ █████████████Artist Management$275,4912019-08-01
████████ ███████ ██████Artist Management$263,7522019-08-01
███████ ████████Catering$507,6842019-08-01
███ █ █████ █ ███ █████Audio Services$313,3802019-08-01
████████ ██████ ██████ ███Artist Management$177,2252019-08-01

Personnel at CSO

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Michael SmithChief Executive Officer$343,807Aug. 31, 2019
Richard FreshwaterChief Financial Officer$41,577Oct. 9, 2020
████████ ██████President$37,846Aug. 31, 2019
████ █████Secretary and Treasurer$0Aug. 31, 2019
███████ █████Chair$0Aug. 31, 2019
██████ █ █████Former President$18,769Aug. 31, 2018
███ ██████Chair$0Aug. 31, 2016
█ ███████ ██████Past Treasurer$0Aug. 31, 2015

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3Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS)501(c)(3)$17 millionAspen, CO
4Greater Columbus Arts Council501(c)(3)$12 millionColumbus, OH
5Blumenthal Performing Arts501(c)(3)$43 millionCharlotte, NC
6Milwaukee World Festival501(c)(3)$60 millionMilwaukee, WI
7Seattle Theatre Group501(c)(3)$91 millionSeattle, WA
8Memphis in May International Festival501(c)(3)$11 millionMemphis, TN
9New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation501(c)(3)$38 millionNew Orleans, LA
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14Cotton Bowl Classic.501(c)(3)$14 millionArlington, TX
15San Antonio Bowl Association501(c)(3)$13 millionSan Antonio, TX
16Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo501(c)(3)$151 millionHouston, TX
17Allstate Sugar Bowl501(c)(3)$21 millionNew Orleans, LA
18San Diego Bowl Games501(c)(3)$16 millionSan Diego, CA
19State Fair of Texas501(c)(3)$47 millionDallas, TX
20Performing Arts Fort Worth501(c)(3)$17 millionFort Worth, TX
21Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition501(c)(3)$12 millionMiami, FL
22Valspar Championship501(c)(3)$13 millionPalm Harbor, FL
23Pittsburgh Cultural Trust501(c)(3)$79 millionPittsburgh, PA
24Washington State Fair501(c)(3)$36 millionPuyallup, WA
25Pryor Learning Solutions501(c)(3)$71 millionMission, KS