Led by Music Director Eckart Preu, the Stamford Symphony is an ensemble of professional musicians from the tri-state area. In addition to the Stamford Symphony, these musicians perform with ensembles including the orchestras of the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the American Symphony Orchestra, the New York Pops, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Stamford Symphony is the resident orchestra at the Stamford Center for the Arts' Palace Theatre, in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. It is easily accessible from Interstate 95, has lots of low-cost nearby parking, and counts more than 90 restaurants within walking distance.
Each season, in addition to the HARMAN Orchestra Classics concerts at the Palace Theatre, the Stamford Symphony offers Exploring the Orchestra family musical programs for young people on Sunday afternoons at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
Education is an integral part of the Stamford Symphony’s mission. The Symphony provides community engagement programs to area schools at all grade levels, and its arts education program has brought the Stamford Symphony's musicians into classrooms in Stamford's elementary schools. Each year, fourth- and fifth-grade students from Stamford’s Public Schools are invited to a free student concert. All year long, students are eligible for free tickets when they attend Sunday’s HARMAN Orchestra Classics Series with an adult.
As a service to the community, small ensembles from the Stamford Symphony perform regularly throughout the Fairfield County area. The Stamford Symphony has performed private concerts to help raise funds for organizations such as the Center for Hope, Stamford Hospital, AmeriCares, SoundWaters, Hope for Haiti and St. Luke’s Lifeworks.
The Stamford Symphony is a non-profit organization, exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and eligible for tax-deductible contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. Contributors and sponsors may choose from a range of giving opportunities and benefits programs.