Who We Are


Vision Statement

Leading with artistic excellence, the Richmond Symphony will inspire and unite our community through the power of live music.

Mission Statement

The Richmond Symphony performs, teaches and champions music, to enrich and entertain communities throughout Virginia.


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 6-30-15 Consolidated Financial Statements
Richmond Symphony FY15 Form 990

RSO Foundation FY15 Form 990