The Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to bring the highest level of symphonic orchestral music to the region through exceptional performances, innovative educational programs, and a commitment to integrating the arts into the life of the community. The ASO also serves to encourage the development of superb orchestral musicians, by providing a wide range of performance opportunities within a challenging but nurturing musical environment. For more information, please visit our website at AtlanticSymphony.org.
Based on the South Shore, the board supports the work of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and provides mission-based leadership, strategic governance, and strategic planning and any needed follow through. While day-to-day operations are led by ASO’s chief executive officer (CEO), the board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the board is both critical and expected. We are a working board.
Specific board member responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance, oversight, strategic partnership, and strategy implementation when needed
Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO as they develop and implement ASO’s strategic plan
Review outcomes and metrics created by ASO for evaluating ASO’s impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
Approve ASO’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
Assist the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other board members
Partner with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
Serve on committees or task forces and/or taking on special assignments
Represent ASO to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
Ensure ASO’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities ASO serves
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC
53 Winter St., Weymouth, MA 02188, US
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra that serves the Greater Boston South Shore region. We bring local access to the highest level of symphonic music to our region, with a commitment to integrating high-quality performing arts into the life of the community. We work to educate audiences, create a strong connection to the music and the people who make it, and encourage the development of "the new generation" of outstanding orchestral musicians, who join us after a highly selective process. ASO has become one of the premier professional orchestras in New England, known for its level of play. Our musicians consist of both seasoned and gifted young professionals from the world’s leading conservatories. Most of our members have fellowed at Tanglewood, Aspen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Pacific Music Festivals. Many ASO players have earned positions in major symphony orchestras around the world, and make us proud to have served the field.
Formed in 1946 as the Hingham Civic Orchestra - and reorganized, professionalized, and renamed 50 years later - Atlantic Symphony Orchestra has deep roots in the South Shore with a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest community orchestras in the Boston area.
We are happy to announce a recent grant from The Boston Foundation to underwrite a free public performance in the fall of 2018.
The ASO public performance season is designed to serve all residents of the communities of Greater Boston and the South Shore with accessible, high-quality live performances, and the regional community of professional classical musicians with employment and career development. A typical, fully funded season (October - April, with a "soft opening" in August) brings 4-5 symphonic concerts, 2-4 chamber concerts, 3-6 soloist highlights or concerts, an Up Close in Concert education series, a family friendly Discovery Concert, and a concerto competition for young professionals. Our season also provides lobby performance opportunities and "meet the orchestra" connections for high school musicians, performance partnerships with other regional organizations, and K-12 in-school educational outreach. Additionally, we provide reduced pricing programs for seniors, youth & young adults, service organizations and local chambers; free ticket programs for caregivers and regional public schools, non-profits, and other charities; and fundraising support programs for school & music booster groups.