The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), about to begin its 75th season, continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artist features and engaging education initiatives. The ASO performs more than 150 concerts each year from the Delta Classical Series, Movies in Concert, Family Concert Series, Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE and the Coca-Cola Holiday Series, as well as community and education concerts.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its affiliated members are committed to build on our foundation of artistic excellence.
We unite in our desire to serve and to expand our audience through innovative programming, broader venues and increased educational opportunities while balancing artistic growth with financial soundness. We share a heritage of passion for the music. We embrace our responsibility to be a vigorous part of the cultural fabric of our community and to strive to reach national and international audiences.
It was the vision and organizational skill of several remarkable women that brought the Atlanta Youth Symphony to life. One was Anne Grace O'Callaghan, supervisor of music for Atlanta high schools. In 1939 she formed the In-and-About Atlanta Orchestra, drawing on the best players from high-school programs throughout the region. She also cherished the hope that Atlanta would one day have a professional orchestra to inspire and help train her school musicians.
Inspiring the Community
Two free concerts in Piedmont Park this summer will draw the ASO’s largest and most diverse audiences for music under the stars.
“Around the A” will take the ASO musicians into Atlanta’s many culturally diverse neighborhoods to perform at community centers, arts centers, outdoor venues including the Atlanta Beltline and Centennial Olympic Park, and a plethora of other venues throughout the Metro area.
Musicians in Communities continues to serve those who are unable to attend concerts at Symphony Hall by taking the joy of music to libraries, senior centers, hospitals, nursing homes and other smaller venues.