Symphoria is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed in late 2012 as a musician-led cooperative orchestra, one of only two in the United States. This business model is designed to be artistically excellent, administratively lean, and financially resilient. The orchestra presents more than 50 concerts and reaches 100,000 people annually in venues ranging from libraries and health care facilities to public parks, churches, museums, and our home venue, the Crouse-Hinds Theater at the Civic Center.

Symphoria is composed of a diverse group of talented musicians hailing from all across the globe, bringing with them a breadth of musical talent that extends far beyond the Syracuse community.


To engage and inspire community members throughout Central New York with outstanding orchestral and ensemble performances, and innovative education and outreach initiatives.


To build community through the power of great music, and in so doing, enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Central New York.