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.

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(2/4)|76.6 Score


(1/4)|68.8 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(3/4)|89 Score



Headquarter Address

630 9th Avenue
Suite 807
New York, NY 10036