Eckart Preu has been Music Director of the Stamford Symphony since October 2005.
The Stamford Symphony consists of 60 musicians, all of whom are members of professional musicians’ unions. It is the only fully professional orchestra in southern Connecticut.
The Stamford Symphony's home is the Stamford Center for the Arts' 1586-seat Palace Theatre, a spectacularly renovated former vaudeville house in the heart of Stamford’s downtown. It also performs regularly at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.
The Stamford Symphony’s subscription season features a series of five HARMAN Orchestra Classics concerts, each performed on both a Saturday night and a Sunday afternoon and a series of three Sunday afternoon family musical programs.
About 2,300 concertgoers attend Stamford Symphony performances during a HARMAN Orchestra Classics Series weekend.
The Stamford Symphony’s annual budget is $1.5 million, of which 40% is funded by ticket sales and 60% by donations and sponsorships.
The Stamford Symphony’s education programs reach more than 4,500 students in Stamford and its surrounding communities each year.
The Stamford Symphony provides free tickets to students, seniors, and community organizations in the Stamford area. Participants in our community engagement program have included ARI adults with disabilities, Ballet School of Stamford, Ferguson Library volunteers, Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Norwalk Youth Symphony, Stamford Government Center Seniors and Project Music Program, Stamford Public Housing, Stamford Hospital, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, and the Young Artists Philharmonic, among many others.