Announcing the completion of our 40th Anniversary Matching Donation Campaign!

We would like to thank all of the people who have generously donated to the orchestra in order to complete the 40th Anniversary Matching Donation Campaign. As you know, two very generous orchestra members pledged $5,000 that was to be matched by other donations.

The response to the campaign was wonderful! We had 35 donations totaling $6400, and at our June 2nd concert, concertgoers contributed another $306 in cash donations. Also, two of the donations will be matched by Prudential and Morgan Stanley for an additional $700. In total, including the $5,000 match, we have raised $12,406. A huge thank you to all! Have a great summer!

Of course, if you would like to donate to our orchestra, it's never too late! You can always make a donation through PayPal or by Credit Card:

Or, if you prefer to donate by check, you can mail it to our mailing address:

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

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.

Thank you for your support!

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