Announcing the 40th Anniversary Matching Donation Campaign!

We have a great opportunity to raise money for the orchestra! Two very generous orchestra members have pledged a donation of up to $5,000 that is to be matched by other donations. For every dollar that you donate to the orchestra, it will be matched with a dollar from the donors. With your help, we can raise $10,000 dollars! This fundraising event will last until June 30th, 2017, and is open to all orchestra members, family, and friends of the orchestra. As of May 21th, we have matched $3500 with donations. More than halfway to our goal!

There are several ways to donate. You can make a donation through PayPal or by Credit Card:

Or, if you prefer to donate by check, you can bring a check to any rehearsal or to our June 2nd concert, or you can mail it to our mailing address:

New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra
c/o Elm
161 West 54th St., #1203
New York, NY 10019

Remember, no donation is too small and all money raised will be matched!

Why do we need to raise the money? Running an orchestra -- even one in which the players don’t get paid -- is expensive, especially in Manhattan! To give you an idea, here are some of the expenses involved in running NASO:
  • Concert hall and rehearsal space rental.
  • Music rental when it’s not available at the library.
  • Dues to musical professional organizations such as ASCAP & BMI (needed for performing the music.)
  • Liability insurance.
  • A modest honorarium for the conductor, soloist, and concertmaster.
  • Paying for select instruments such as percussion and harp when needed.
  • Maintaining our website.
  • Programs, postcards and poster for each concert.
The total expenses for putting on a concert range from $7,000 to $10,000 per concert depending on the instrumentation and music selection. Our revenue from ticket sales has ranged from $2,700-$5,000, which unfortunately means we lose $4000-$5,500 per concert! The only way to close this gap is through the generosity of our donors.

Of course, if you are not in a position to donate, we understand. But please remember that even the small things, like promoting our concert to friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances can make a big difference and will help our bottom line at the box office. So please invite everyone to our concert! We are looking forward to a strong finish for our 40th Anniversary Season!

Please, let’s make the most of this opportunity to help raise money for the orchestra! As always, thank you for your support!

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