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Save the Date - 2019 Annual Conference

ACSO’s 2018 Annual Conference (August 9-11) was hosted by the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera and centered around the field’s needs and is in response to industry challenges and trends. The conference took place at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J. St, Sacramento, CA 95814. 


With three keynote sessions, more than a dozen breakout sessions, and ample networking opportunities, the 2018 Annual Conference focused around orchestra management fundamentals, including marketing, fundraising, leadership development, and board governance. It also emphasized issues facing our communities, including emergency preparedness and the role of the arts in policy, making Sacramento the perfect destination for this convening.

The onsite program and presentations from the 2018 Annual Conference can be found here.

Lead Conference Sponsor

ACSO is excited that Choice Entertainment Technologies was the Lead Sponsor for the 2018 Annual Conference!

Choice Entertainment Technologies improves audience experience while maximizing data collection. Sure, you know ChoiceCRM makes concert ticketing a breeze. But they do a lot more than that. From data intelligence platforms and digital ticketing interfaces to closed captioning & amplification software and more, Choice has the tools that countless venues and organizations use to connect more completely with entire audiences, not just ticket buyers.

Conference Host

The 2018 Annual Conference was proudly hosted by the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera!

What began as the Sacramento Symphony in 1948 is now combined into the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, returning as a melded organization boldly and with authority in 2015. The organization is now entering its third season under the executive leadership of Alice Sauro, and once again offers power, beauty, and innovation. As one of the Central Valley’s premier arts ensembles, the organization continues to bring the very best artistic talent to audiences throughout the region.

As an emissary for the arts to a culturally diverse region, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera continues its long history of community engagement and dedication through outreach initiatives that bring the passion of classical music to schools, hospitals, shelters, and more. We try to retain this spirit of community involvement in our programming choices, by offering a broad spectrum of musical styles—from works such as Vaughan Williams’ very community-minded Concerto Grosso to our Pops Series to the large-scale classical symphonic repertoire.

The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera continues toward a status of artistic leadership in the community. As a melded organization our mission is to rise above and transcend past challenges and become an integral, thriving, sustainable part of the greater Sacramento area.