Charleston Symphony Orchestra

  • SC

About Us

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra is a one of South Carolina’s largest performing arts organizations. Having just completed a successful restructuring which trimmed nearly $1M off of its annual operating budget, the CSO is seen as a model of success for other organizations.

Now, as it begins to perform in new venues and start a search for a new Music Director, the CSO is enjoying a broad base of support from all segments of the community. A regional orchestra with 24 salaried musicians, the CSO serves the Lowcountry of South Carolina with varied music performances and impactful education initiatives.

The Orchestra’s major concert series –Masterworks, Pops and Chamber Orchestra– offer extensive and varied programs for this music season. The CSO has an active schedule of community concerts, special events and school programs throughout the state. The CSO places an emphasis on educational programming and is committed to the development of musical experiences for children. During the current season, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra will reach more than 7,500 students through in-school concerts given in the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester County school systems.