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BOSTON BAROQUE INC

aka Boston Baroque   |   Boston, MA   |  www.baroque.boston

Mission

Now in our 50th season, Boston Baroque engages worldwide audiences in a fresh, modern voice for early orchestral, choral, and operatic music. With the resident period instrument orchestra, professional chamber chorus, and outstanding guest soloists, Boston Baroque reaches local, national, and international audiences through concerts, tours, recordings, radio broadcasts, and streaming through our partnership with IDAGIO, the world's leading platform for streaming classical music.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Ms. Jennifer Ritvo Hughes

Music Director and Founder

Mr. Martin Pearlman

Main address

177 Huntington Avenue, Floor 17

Boston, MA 02115 USA

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EIN

04-2530131

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Boston Baroque is the first permanent period instrument orchestra in North America and is widely regarded as being among the world’s leading period instrument ensembles. Founded in 1973 by Music Director Martin Pearlman, the orchestra is comprised of some of the finest period instrument players in the United States. They are joined by the ensemble’s professional chorus and by world-renowned guest soloists. In a typical year, the ensemble presents an exciting annual subscription season consisting of five programs (a total of ten concerts) performed at GBH's Calderwood Studio and Boston’s Jordan Hall. Boston Baroque’s annual New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day concerts at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge are a much beloved part of each season as well.

Boston Baroque tours nationally and internationally and reaches an audience of millions around the globe through 26 recordings, including five Grammy®-nominated albums. We reach a global audience through our streamed programs on IDAGIO.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In an effort to make classical music accessible to all, Boston Baroque’s Community Engagement Initiatives have included an annual Free Community Concert series; its acclaimed Classics for Kids series, through which free performances are offered at non-traditional venues in underserved neighborhoods in the Greater Boston area; and participation in the Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program, through which Massachusetts residents who rely on support from the Department of Transitional Assistance can use their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to attend Boston Baroque performances at just $5 per ticket. Our animated Boston Baroque for Kids video is available to all audiences for free via our website.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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BOSTON BAROQUE INC

Board of directors
as of 11/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

David Friend

Wasabi Technologies

Term: 2011 -


Board co-chair

Carla Heaton

David Friend

Lee Bromberg

Carla Heaton

Francis Gicca

Susan Maycock

Paul Nickelsberg

Martin Pearlman

Robert A. S. Silberman

Mary Ann Stevenson

Joseph Glenmullen

Phyllis Hoffman

Anne Sullivan

Sam Bain

Wes Kussmaul

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/24/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/23/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.