Dear Music Lover, 

As it has for over 60 years, the Rochester Symphony Orchestra is proud of its role as a major contributor to the active cultural and arts environment in our community. Because of their presence, the greater Rochester area is a more pleasant place in which to live, work, and visit. Dedicated conductors, musicians, and board members, who have and continue to have a vision of excellence, have made these last 60 years possible. The RSO has been sustained and supported by loyal audiences and sponsors. They have shared the dream through the years, for which the RSO is most grateful. Because ticket sales cover less than a third of the cost of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra’s concerts, the RSO depends upon sponsorships from businesses and individuals throughout the community. Sponsorships are available to fit a wide variety of needs and budgets. 

Our Performance Partner Annual Fund is the RSO’s top giving priority. Since the proceeds directly support day to day operation of the RSO, the gap between ticket sales and expenses is lessened. When you become a Performance Partner you put music in the community. We need your financial support to keep the music playing each and every year. Please donate today by clicking here at: or by calling the Rochester Symphony Orchestra at 248-651-4181. The RSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts to the RSO qualify as tax deductible contributions pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Code. 

In addition to the spectacular concert performances which also feature noted guest artists and soloists, the RSO also conducts educational and outreach programs in the community. One such program is the annual Young Artist Competition, which the orchestra has held since 1982. The program provides an opportunity for aspiring young musicians to compete for both a cash award and a solo performance with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. 

The mission of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the cultural experiences available in the Greater Rochester area through excellence in symphonic music. We hope you will consider being a Performance Partner today because every gift makes a difference. 

With gratitude,
Mary Mazure 
Rochester Symphony Orchestra Board President