About the Conroe Symphony Orchestra
The Conroe Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is a community orchestra made up of committed professional musicians and talented amateur musicians from all walks of life. It was founded the summer of 1997 with the Mission of “adding to the cultural enrichment of the community, assuring a better quality of life for the Conroe area.”
Since 1997, the Conroe Symphony has experienced rapid growth and now has three divisions: The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, The Friends of the Symphony (formerly Conroe Symphony League) and The Conroe Symphony Youth Orchestra.
The CSO organization includes more than 225 volunteers who provide support for the presentation of five classical concerts, major fundraising events, youth orchestra activities and educational and community outreach programs.
The CSO Season includes traditional classical treasures, popular favorites and featured soloists. The major objective is to provide the audience with the best possible musical experience while showcasing the talent and hard work of our area musicians. The Symphony’s objectives could not be accomplished without the talent and hard work of all of the volunteers.
The Conroe Symphony Orchestra took a giant step forward during late 2005 when The Ark Church became the “Home of the Symphony” for regular concerts.
The Vision of the Conroe Symphony is to “be recognized as one of the outstanding community orchestras in the State of Texas.”
As a 501 (c) 3 non-profit community orchestra, the CSO is supported through individual and corporate donations and grants, in addition to ticket sales.
Since ticket sales generate only 25% to 30% of our income, the Symphony depends very heavily on donations from our supporters to accomplish our Mission and our long-term Vision.
Dr. Don Hutson, Music Director, and Conductor
Gayle Laminack, President, Board of Directors
Supported by funds from:
City of Conroe Commission on Arts and Culture
Texas Commission on the Arts