Orchestra Anniversaries


The League of American Orchestras is pleased to honor these member orchestras celebrating noteworthy anniversaries this season:

100 years

Plainfield Symphony Orchestra (NJ)
Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (MN)

95 years

Amarillo Symphony (TX)
Boston Civic Symphony (MA)

90 years

Harrisburg Symphony (PA), also celebrating 20 years with Stuart Malina (music director) and 30 years of the Symphony Volunteer Society
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony (IA)
El Paso Symphony Orchestra (TX) 
Lansing Symphony Orchestra (MI) 

85 years

Cleveland Women's Orchestra (OH)
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (IN)
Rockford Symphony Orchestra (IL)

80 years

Norwalk Symphony (CT)

75 years

Heritage Philharmonic (MO)
Oak Ridge Civic Music Association (TN)
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PA)

70 years

Fort Collins Symphony (CO)
Jacksonville Symphony (FL)
San Angelo Symphony (TX)

65 years

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (AR)

60 years

Boise Philharmonic (ID), founded in 1885 as Boise Symphony, renamed in 1960
DC Youth Orchestra Program (DC)
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (NC)

55 years

Anchorage Youth Symphony (AK), also celebrating 30 years with Linn Weeda (music director)
Hawaii Youth Symphony (HI)
South Florida Youth Symphony (FL) 

50 years

Ashland Symphony Orchestra (OH), founded in 1925 by Louis “Doc” Pete, reestablished in 1970
Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (TN) 
The Missouri Symphony Orchestra (MO)
National Arts Centre Orchestra (OTTAWA, CAN)
Orchestra Seattle & Seattle Chamber Singers (WA)
St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra (MO)

40 years

Cleveland Chamber Symphony (OH)
Paducah Symphony Orchestra (KY)
Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra (AZ)

35 years

Conway Symphony (AR) 
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (IN)

30 years

Alhambra Orchestra (FL)
Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra (MD)
Holland Symphony Orchestra (MI) 
LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (GA)
Valdosta Symphony (VA)

25 years

Contemporary Youth Orchestra (OH)
Lexington Symphony (MA), also celebrating 15 years with Jonathan McPhee (music director)

20 years

Foothills Philharmonic (SC)
IRIS Orchestra (TN)

15 years

Gateway Classical Music Society (NY)
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (TX)

10 years

Heartland Festival Orchestra (IL)
South Bay Philharmonic (CA)