The Little Orchestra Society


The Little Orchestra Society presents live music in ways that inspire and educate audiences of all ages while creating a new model for the 21st century orchestra that emphasizes connections with the community. The Little Orchestra Society has given more than 65 premieres and launched the careers of many major musical talents in its concert programming for adult and family audiences. Founded by Thomas K. Scherman in 1947, The Little Orchestra Society is among the oldest professional orchestras in New York City. Under the direction of Dino Anagnost from 1979 to 2011, The Little Orchestra Society became particularly well known for family programs and created an array of music education and community engagement programs in the belief that access to live music should be extended to all members of the community. Led by Music Director James Judd since 2013, The Little Orchestra Society continues to advance its commitment to sharing the vitality of live classical music and building future audiences.

How Your Donation Helps

78.7% of your car donation will go toward helping The Little Orchestra Society- orpheon Inc. with their project: Family Concerts.

15.6% will go toward the project: Public Service Programs.



  • Other school related activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1971

Your donations to The Little Orchestra Society- orpheon Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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