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Anderson Symphony Orchestra

1124 Meridian Street

The Anderson Symphony Orchestra was organized in 1967 by leaders at Anderson University, with its very first performance made up largely of volunteers from the local community.  Now 44 seasons later, the ASO is  a proud assemblage of professional musicians, who for the most part, earn their living in the music arts.  Maestro Richard Sowers has conducted the Symphony since 1989.  The organization was incorporated in 1978 is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Vision Statement:

Anderson Symphony Orchestra’s vision is to promote symphonic music and its enjoyment as a significant cultural experience for our community.

Mission Statement:

Anderson Symphony Orchestra enriches lives through beautiful music of high artistic quality and provides experiences that excite, entertain, engage, and educate our community. We are committed to offering the community a diverse repertoire of music with a goal of cultivating new audiences and growing the organization while remaining fiscally responsible.
The Anderson Symphony Orchestra performs its subscription concerts in the beautiful and historic Paramount Theatre Center in downtown Anderson with an administrative office on site.


Angela Eden

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
I continue to be impressed concert after concert, year after year with the quality and dedication of this orchestra. Each season is better than the last with a variety of music for all members of the family. And...the venue is one-of-a-kind!

Rick Vale

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
I am so impressed with the quality of performances by THE ANDERSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, especially considering the moderate size of the community. This isn't a typical-but-fine community symphony orchestra, they perform like a A-Class Symphony Orchestra. They are consistently surprising, consistently remarkable, and consistently entertaining.

Cindy Lanane

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Tim and I have had season tickets for the last eight years and thoroughly enjoy listening to the beautiful music from the ASO. It's a wonderful opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of classical music and to experience listening to both international and nationally recognized artists. Our community is very fortunate to have such a wonderful orchestra! Cindy Lanane

Dana Stone

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
I love attending the ASO. My daughter is a member of the ASO Kid's Club and has fun with the unique experiences it offers. Our family loves our evenings with the ASO

Laney Talbot

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
East Elementary school went their today on Oct. 27th 2016

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