Educational - Music - Nonprofit
399 West Campbell Road, Suite 200A, www.richardsonsymphony.org, Richardson, TX 75080
For 58 years, the RSO has carried out its mission to inspire, educate and excite our audience with exceptional musical performances. Founded in 1961, the Richardson Symphony has grown with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex and is recognized as one of the premiere orchestras of the region. It is the resident symphony of the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and offers six concerts (4 classical and 2 pops) each season. The orchestra is comprised of 70 professional musicians and is led by Maestro Clay Couturiaux, who just completed his eighth year with the RSO. The orchestra is supported by a dedicated Board of Directors, the Richardson Symphony League and community volunteers from a variety of organizations.
Throughout its history, the orchestra has been known for its innovative programming and as a showplace for brilliant up-and-coming talent. Many notable artists have made their DFW symphony debut with the RSO, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Nadia Solaerno-Sonnenberg and pianist Behzod Abduraimov.
In addition to the critically acclaimed season performances, the Richardson Symphony is also widely regarded as a leader in education and community outreach programs. The Ann and Charles Eisemann International Young Artists Competition annually draws talented young performers from around the world who compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the orchestra at one of our concerts. The orchestra is also actively involved in enriching the Fine Arts education of Richardson Independent School District students, private school students and home-school students through the Symphony Days program.