Mission Statement

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra unites, educates and enriches our community through the engaging and transformative power of orchestral music experiences.

The core of our passion is the rich history of symphonic repertoire spanning centuries. We honor this body of work by holding ourselves to the highest artistic aspirations, bringing it to life in new and exciting ways. While we pay homage to the great masters, we also seek out new voices that speak to our contemporary landscape. As we perform, we engage the diverse international community of our city, bringing people together in harmony—including our youngest citizens, with extensive opportunities for youth and families to fall in love with music.


To be locally beloved, internationally recognized, and internally unified.

Who We Are

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its affiliated members are committed to build on our foundation of artistic excellence.

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ASO Chorus

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus was founded in 1970 by former ASO Music Director Robert Shaw.

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Georgia State University Special Collections and Archives

Find special ASO archival collections including photographs, scrapbooks, concert programs, press clippings, historical recordings and audio-visual materials.

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ASO Historical Timeline

In 1939, the In-and-About High School Atlanta Symphony was formed, drawing on the best players from high-school programs throughout the region.

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