The American Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1962 by Leopold Stokowski as a means of bringing concerts of great music to the masses. The orchestra performs thematically organized concerts—often in collaboration with museums and other cultural institutions—linked to the visual arts, literature, politics and popular culture. Concerts are supplemented with free educational materials including an expanded program guide and pre-concert lectures.
Arts Education Programming:
American Symphony Orchestra musicians and teaching artists provide classroom workshops and residencies designed in collaboration with teachers in all subject areas. Middle and high school students may attend dress rehearsals for Carnegie Hall concerts. Chamber concerts and special presentations are available for in-school programs. Tickets are provided for partner school students, faculty, and parents for Carnegie Hall concerts and special events.