The Anderson Symphony Orchestra was organized in 1967 by leaders at Anderson University, with its very first performance made up largely of volunteers from the local community. Now 44 seasons later, the ASO is a proud assemblage of professional musicians, who for the most part, earn their living in the music arts. Maestro Richard Sowers has conducted the Symphony since 1989. The organization was incorporated in 1978 is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Vision Statement: Anderson Symphony Orchestras vision is to promote symphonic music and its enjoyment as a significant cultural experience for our community.Mission Statement:Anderson Symphony Orchestra enriches lives through beautiful music of high artistic quality and provides experiences that excite, entertain, engage, and educate our community. We are committed to offering the community a diverse repertoire of music with a goal of cultivating new audiences and growing the organization while remaining fiscally responsible. The Anderson Symphony Orchestra performs its subscription concerts in the beautiful and historic Paramount Theatre Center in downtown Anderson with an administrative office on site.