Who We Are


Vision Statement

We change lives through the power of our music.

Mission Statement

The Richmond Symphony performs, teaches, and champions music to inspire and unite our communities.

Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Every dollar makes an impact! To view the full 2015-16 Impact Report, click here.


Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


RSO Financial Information

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The Richmond Symphony 6-30-16 Audited Financial Statements
Richmond Symphony FY15 Form 990

RSO Foundation FY15 Form 990