Mission: To provide “Great music! Close to home.”
Vision: To attract a diverse regional audience with engaging, high quality programming that includes the great masterworks of the orchestral repertoire, excellent pops programming, outstanding guest artists, and music of our time,
Founded in 1926, the THSO is the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the state of Indiana. Started as a volunteer group of musicians who provided community entertainment, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra has evolved into a group of highly-skilled, paid professional musicians who complete auditions to demonstrate their skill level. We offer a subscription series of concerts from September through May as well as educational concerts for approximately 3,000 fourth graders from the Wabash Valley. In 2021, the THSO began providing virtual programming through our YouTube Channel including concert recordings, education presentations in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Indiana State University, and additional free video content.
The organization has an all-volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders and a paid staff which includes an Executive Director, Artistic Director/Conductor, Office Manager, Office Assistant, Personnel Manager, Assistant Personnel Manager, Librarian, Composer-in-Residence, Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager and 70 professional orchestra musicians. The Greater Wabash Valley is justifiably proud of the long and distinguished history of the THSO. As the organization approaches its 100th anniversary, an effort is underway to collect and document the symphony’s significant history.
The purpose of the fund is to support the THSO’s Adventure Concerts program for elementary school children as well as the THSO’s community education and engagement programs in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley.