Mission and History of the ASO
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra unites, educates and enriches our community through the engaging and transformative power of orchestral music experiences.
Exposition Of Mission Statement
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.
- We collaborate generously
- We communicate transparently
- We innovate constantly
- We respect abundantly
- We deliver exceptionally
Areas Of Strategic Focus
- Audience and Donor experiences
- Community Commitment
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Organizational Virtuosity
- Financial Excellence
- Reputation and Renown
Find special ASO archival collections including photographs, scrapbooks, concert programs, press clippings, historical recordings and audio-visual materials.