About the Symphony
Since March 1978, the Garland Symphony Orchestra has been dedicated to providing performances of great orchestral music to Garland and its surrounding communities. Over the years, the GSO has presented over 180 concerts featuring the music of more than 200 composers, including the premieres of new works by Texas composers. The orchestra attracts an audience from Garland, Dallas, Richardson, Rowlett, Rockwall, and Sachse.
Among the many distinguished guest artists who have appeared with the Garland Symphony Orchestra are pianists James Barbagallo, Katia Skanavi, and Oleksiy Koltakov, violinists Eliot Chapo and John Thomson, guest conductor Volodymir Sirenko, Chet Atkins, the Platters, Crystal Gayle, and the Rich-Tones.
The Garland Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life in our growing and diverse community by inspiring, entertaining and involving citizens and organizations through music concerts of superior cultural and educational value.
The orchestra is comprised of 93 professional musicians. Over 19 different nations are represented in the musician roster and this talent is complemented with internationally renowned featured soloists.
The GSO is one of the five biggest core arts & culture attractions in
The GSO is a Level 1 Artistic organization per the Texas Commission for the Arts classification
Artistic Organization - Level 1
Artistic organizations further the artistic and cultural offerings of the community or state with a mission that clearly speaks to the arts or a specific arts discipline. In addition, these organizations are recognized by the IRS with their final letter of determination as a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organizations incorporated in
, for over one year. Texas
A level 1 Organization:
· has a cash operating budget of $50,000 or more for the last completed fiscal year
· maintains an annual operating budget of less than $1,000,000
· may have full-time, part-time, paid or volunteer artistic and management personnel
· must operate as a full-time arts organization offering public programs on a year-round basis
P.O. Box 461204
Garland, TX 75046
1919 S. Shiloh Rd. #101
Garland, TX 75042
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Granville Arts Center
N. Fifth Street
Garland, TX 75040
Free parking in all adjacent lots
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