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Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra is a community music organization that presents classical music for diverse audiences who value great music in an accessible environment.


Our three Masterworks concerts highlight challenging orchestral literature, performed at the highest caliber and featuring world-class soloists; recent projects have included a concert performance of Puccini’s Tosca, a performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony, and the current season’s presentation of Stravinsky’s The Firebird with full choreography. Concerts specifically tailored for young people include our Holiday Pops concerts, our free Pops on the Lawn event, and our annual Family Concert featuring an exceptional young soloist.


Our overall mission since our founding in 1975 is to harness the power of music to forge lasting relationships with our community. The CSO continually invests in our community footprint through collaborations with social and cultural organizations in educational programs and spotlight partnerships. Our program of orchestral and chamber music performances at educational facilities (Perkins School for the Blind, Cambridge Community Center), assisted living residences (Youville House, Cadbury Commons), and venues at the center of cultural life in our area (MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, the Cambridge and Somerville Public Libraries, The Center for Arts at the Armory) is motivated by our commitment to deep and meaningful engagement with our community. In all of these projects,

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