Charlottesville Symphony Society


The Charlottesville Symphony Society is a community organization in support of and in partnership with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia.  This independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of community leaders, and managed by a professional staff.  It is a member of the League of American Orchestras.

Any individual or entity who contributes a minimum of $100 annually to the Society shall be a member for the period beginning on the date the Society receives the gift and expiring one year from the date of such receipt.  Members may attend the Society's annual meeting held every May.  Please call the Symphony office at (434) 924-3139 for further information.


The Charlottesville Symphony Society, a community organization, champions the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia through exceptional symphonic experiences, enriching educational offerings and creative partnerships that bring diverse people together.

Vision Statement

The Charlottesville Symphony Society will transform hearts, minds and communities through the power of live symphonic music.

Core Values

EXCELLENCE: We are committed to the highest artistic and professional standards, and serve as good stewards of our organization.

EDUCATION: We create learning opportunities for listeners and students of all ages throughout our community.

INNOVATION: We pioneer and implement new and creative ideas in our work, both on and off the stage.

FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY: We responsibly invest in our present, carefully plan for our future and mindfully steward our community's investment in our organization.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: We engage with our communities and serve the region through meaningful, affordable musical experiences for everyone.

INCLUSIVITY: We proactively embrace and promote diversity in our people, our programs and our audiences to remain relevant, vibrant and inclusive.

COLLABORATION: We work creatively with our partners to achieve our goals.