Mission Statement:1.To provide Trenton and its surrounding communities with a locally-based cultural / educational / musical institution which serves the Capital City community by producing professional quality orchestra concerts each season in the city of Trenton and the surrounding communities, 2. To project a positive image of the city of Trenton throughout the local community, the region, the state and the region3. To provide a venue for the finest professional-caliber soloists, conductors and composers from the Greater Trenton area and throughout the state of New Jersey, thereby enhancing the image of the city, and establishing an identity of Trenton as an important cultural center in the state and the region, 4. To promote an awareness and appreciation of high-quality music of all styles and periods, including the music of the great European symphonic composers as well as the music of America's leading composers, 5. To interface and collaborate with other non-profit charitable, cultural and community-service organizations in the Trenton area and throughout the state of New Jersey which have goals which are compatible with those of the GTSO, through the presentation of collaborative musical events which will benefit the community, and6. To create new audiences for the arts in New Jersey's state capital.