Richardson Symphony Orchestra
A&E - Performing Arts
The Richardson Symphony Orchestra was founded by a group of music lovers with support from local businesses and civic organizations. The first concert was held on October 30, 1962 with 55 orchestra members and Chris Xeros as conductor. The RSO is now the resident symphony of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and offers a variety of classical and pops concerts each season programmed to appeal to the varied audiences from throughout the DFW metroplex.
The mission of the Richardson Symphony is to inspire, educate and excite our audience with exceptional musical performances. The RSO further seeks to educate current and future audiences for a lifelong involvement with symphonic music by providing high quality, comprehensive music education, including educational children’s concerts and performance opportunities for young talented musicians.
Now in its 54th year, the orchestra is composed of a core of 60 professional musicians. The orchestra is supported by a dedicated Board of Directors comprised of corporate and community leaders; the Richardson Symphony League; and community volunteers, all of whom contribute to our success.
In addition to the critically-acclaimed season, the RSO is widely regarded as a leader in education and community outreach programs like the Lennox International Young Artists Competition for Piano and Strings, our Annual Symphony Days at RISD.