Orchestra New England
P.O. Box 200123
New Haven CT 06520-0123
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 200123
New Haven, CT 06520-0123
Telephone (203) 777-4690 x
Fax 203-772-2262
E-mail info@orchestranewengland.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Orchestra New England is a professional nonprofit orchestra committed to presenting superior performances of repertoire by Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary composers.
 
Orchestra New England endeavors to:
  • Perform both familiar and neglected music
  • Encourage and recognize the efforts of contemporary composers by providing professional performance opportunities for new works
  • Stimulate the appreciation of classical music with engaging commentary
  • Educate new audiences through regular lecture recitals and interactive programs held at local universities and schools
  • Act as a resource for individuals, groups, communities and businesses throughout New England by providing top-level chamber ensembles for special events
  • Foster fruitful relationships among the conductor, musicians, and audience members through post-concert receptions
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1975
Former Names
Chamber Orchestra of New England
Yale Theater Orchestra
Orchestra New England
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Kate Fletcher
Board Chair Sylvia Van Sinderen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Non-Profit Consultant
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $145,000.00
Projected Expenses $140,000.00
Statements
Mission
Orchestra New England is a professional nonprofit orchestra committed to presenting superior performances of repertoire by Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary composers.
 
Orchestra New England endeavors to:
  • Perform both familiar and neglected music
  • Encourage and recognize the efforts of contemporary composers by providing professional performance opportunities for new works
  • Stimulate the appreciation of classical music with engaging commentary
  • Educate new audiences through regular lecture recitals and interactive programs held at local universities and schools
  • Act as a resource for individuals, groups, communities and businesses throughout New England by providing top-level chamber ensembles for special events
  • Foster fruitful relationships among the conductor, musicians, and audience members through post-concert receptions
Background
Since its founding in 1974, Orchestra New England (ONE) has presented over 700 concerts with a passion for excellence and signature enthusiasm. Most of these performances are presented at United Church on the Green in New Haven, with other engagements taking place in concert halls throughout New England and along the Eastern seaboard. 
ONE is one of the most versatile and exciting orchestras in America. The Orchestra is committed to quality and innovation, a commitment that has made its artistic achievements possible by generating and nurturing an unusual workplace and a remarkable orchestra. 
Officially incorporated as the Chamber Orchestra of New England in 1975, the word “chamber” was later dropped from the title to emphasize the Orchestra’s tremendous depth and versatility.
From its 1974 debut performance of an unpublished work by Charles Ives to its almost 150 performances of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, ONE continues to set the standard for outstanding performances of both familiar and neglected works by Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern composers. 
ONE has made commercial recordings for such prestigious labels as Columbia Masterworks, CBS Masterworks, Delos, New World Records and Koch International Classics. 
ONE offers an annual subscription concert series at United Church on the Green in New Haven along with its traditional late-November Colonial Concert. 
Impact Three Goals for 2012:
  • Develop a marketing strategy that meets budget constraints while retaining (at minimum) current audience levels.
  • Develop a long-term marketing strategy to increase audience levels while dealing with the challenges facing all non-profit organizations in the current economic climate.
  • Recruit new board members and strengthen our existing board by implementing a plan designed by a consultant at our 2010 board retreat.
Needs $100 can buy 10 children's seats to our Silent Movie Night starring Orchestra New England
$500 can sponsor a chair for one of the Orchestra members for the whole season
$10,000 can sponsor  one of our concerts

We can use someone to help with our various media outlets.  Facebook, Twitter and our web-site.
We can use someone to help with filing and other light office duties.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Symphony Orchestras
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Programs
Description Orchestra New England (ONE) produces four major concerts per year. ONE is best known for its annual Colonial Concert where conductor Jim Sinclair and musicians perform in period costumes at the historic United Church in the Green. Each year we devote at least one of our concerts to the premiere of new works by local composers.
Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
With a total of 445 in attendance at our 2010 Colonial Concert, we saw a 50% increase in audience size over last year’s event. 
CEO/Executive Director
Kate Fletcher
Term Start Feb 2014
Email info@orchestranewengland.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 7
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Board Chair
Sylvia Van Sinderen
Company Affiliation Non-Profit Consultant
Term July 2014 to June 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Sheila Peckingham Retired
Raphael Ryger
James Sinclair Orchestra New England - Conductor
Patrick Smith
Elmer Tyler
Mary-Jo Warren Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 1
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2012
Fiscal Year End June 30 2013
Projected Revenue $145,000.00
Projected Expenses $140,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
9902014
9902013
9902012
990EZ2011
990EZ2010
990EZ2009
990EZ2008
9902007
IRS Letter of Exemption
501(c)(3) Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$58,744$48,506$40,318
Administration Expense$78,245$71,196$66,283
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.910.911.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses43%41%38%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$3,025$14,185$29,515
Current Assets$3,025$14,185$29,515
Long-Term Liabilities$37,479$37,479$42,479
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets($34,454)($23,294)($12,964)
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountStoddard Family Foundation $5,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1239%264%144%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation.  Financial information is input by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

 

 

Address P.O. Box 200123
New Haven, CT 065200123
Primary Phone 203 777-4690
CEO/Executive Director Kate Fletcher
Board Chair Sylvia Van Sinderen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Non-Profit Consultant

 

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