The San Angelo Symphony Society organized in 1949 under the direction of Dr. Eric Sorantin, of San Antonio, Texas. The first concert was held that November. In 1955, the community organized the San Angelo Symphony Guild to support the effort to keep symphonic music playing in San Angelo, Texas. Still today, the San Angelo Symphony continues the tradition of providing our community with extraordinary symphonic music. Our San Angelo Symphony’s calendar has grown from hosting one concert annually to now, with the help of wonderful sponsors, loyal patrons, audience members and the San Angelo Symphony Guild, providing six symphonic concerts and an annual patriotic celebration concert every July 3.
In 1968, the first Symphony Gala was hosted, and this fundraising event, although initially not presented annually, has been our signature event for the last thirty years. The Gala allows us to provide much needed financial support to the symphony, as well as, honor our youth volunteers who participate in our Beaux and Belles program. Ongoing efforts supported by our guild members include fundraising, audience appreciation, hospitality for our orchestra members, youth enrichment programs such as our Beau and Belle, Ambassador and Art to Music programs and finally, the distinguished Circle of Honor award presented to volunteers who exemplify service to the Symphony. The Guild and the Symphony have experienced many positive changes through the years but our goal has always remains, provide quality symphonic music to our community and foster continuing appreciation to future generations.
Our Symphony Guild general membership meetings are open to anyone interested in joining the San Angelo Symphony Guild. Membership is open, and we would welcome your participation! We feel certain you will find a volunteer opportunity suited to your interest, ability and schedule.