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Our Vision: We are the symphony of choice in greater Jefferson County. Our Mission: To achieve our vision we enrich the greater Jefferson County community through quality musical experiences and educational programs.
For 66 years, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has been making music that thousands of people in and around Jefferson County have enjoyed. It is a community orchestra, comprising more than 95 volunteer musicians.
Many individuals and businesses have supported the symphony because of what it has meant to them and their employees, namely, a great artistic resource. In the same way that good music adds a new dimension of awareness and pleasure to an individual, the symphony has brought a new dimension to the quality of life in Jefferson County.
The symphony is a non-profit organization supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The Golden Civic Foundation, The T. Gordon Parks Trust, left to the association following the death of Maestro T. Gordon Parks, also funds the symphony, and of course, our loyal and generous patrons. In addition, ticket sales and fundraising events, provide the necessary funding to support the orchestra. The symphony performs five subscription concerts in its winter season under the direction of Dr. Morse, and a (Pops) concerts performed in Golden under the baton of Associate Conductor Steve Mallinson. A 15-member Board of Directors oversees symphony operations and provides assistance and support of management, publicity, and fundraising. The annual budget of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra is over $160,000.