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The Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO), founded in 1969, serves over 150 organizations and their 2,000 board and staff members. ACSO’s members are comprised of professional, academic, youth and community-based orchestras, choruses, and festivals in California and the western region.

ACSO is governed by a Board of Directors who hail from arts organizations all over the state of California. ACSO's headquarters are in Los Angeles, but has staff in Los Angeles and Sacramento.


The classical music landscape of California and the region is vibrant, healthy, diverse, and connected to the communities it serves.


The Association of California Symphony Orchestras provides essential leadership and resources to classical music advocates and organizations, encouraging and supporting their artistic, organizational, and fiscal development.

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ACSO Would Like to Thank our Annual Sponsors

California Arts Council
Ann and Gordy Getty Foundation
T.S. and K.D. Glide Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts