About Us

Mission & History
Established in 1964, the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra has served the community by offering audiences high-quality symphonic concerts in a relaxed, affordable setting.

About DSO

The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra presents concerts of traditional and contemporary symphonic repertoire, seeking both the highest possible level of artistic quality and the advancement of musical awareness and participation among our musicians and diverse audiences.

Membership in DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is by audition. The orchestra is composed of qualified volunteer musicians from the community as well as a cohort of paid professional musicians serving in principal roles.

The DSO plays at least 5 concerts each year including the Subscription Series, Children’s Concert, Free Community Concerts, and special performances. The DSO performs primarily in DeKalb County venues, but as a regional organization, the orchestra is not limited to DeKalb County in its service, operations or personnel.

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is a member of the League of American Orchestras.