Symphony West Orchestra, 1963-Today - Thank you

for a great 2015-2016 Concert Season!

We are grateful to our concert partners and guest artists for contributing to this season's successful performances. We're busy planning another unique and exciting concert season, and rehearsals will resume on September 13. Please join us as a musician, audience member, donor, or volunteer, and help us bring great music to our community!

The Symphony West Orchestra, in partnership with Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory Outreach Department, makes its home in the Western suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. The Orchestra is committed to continuing education and enrichment of the arts for children and adults of all ages. It is incorporated as a non-profit organization and meets its financial needs through advertisers, sponsors and ticket sales and grants. SWO is an associate member of the North Olmsted Community Council.

The Orchestra has three main objectives:

  1. To provide a means for persons to participate in musical fine arts activities, rehearsals and performance,
  2. To contribute to the musical fine arts culture in the metropolitan area, and
  3. To be available to other community groups and organizations in the metropolitan area to further interest in the local Fine Arts.

Symphony West Orchestra is open to many different types of musicians. There are high school and adult students who want to develop and refine their skills. There are people who played in high school, but chose not to pursue music as a career, and wish to maintain their skills. There are music teachers who otherwise would not get an opportunity to play with a group, as well as professionals who enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere of a community group and want to see music flourish at a community level. Every member has a common love of music despite differences in ability and all strive for a quality performance.

The Orchestra rehearses this year at Chestnut Intermediate School every Tuesday evening from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, September 13 through May, under the direction of our Conductor, Victoria Marra.

Symphony West Orchestra in May 2012

Symphony West Orchestra in 2012