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... Read more
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.