Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is to increase the impact and value of orchestral music for our audiences through high quality, affordable performances and educational programming.  Our musicians inspire, delight, challenge, and unite larger and more diverse communities.

Vision Statement

The Vision of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is to celebrate our classical music heritage, enriched through new American compositions, by expanding opportunities for symphonic performances and music education. We will celebrate this Vision through:

  1. Artistically excellent and diverse performances by orchestra members and guest artists to wider audiences centered in symphony and pops concerts and performances by chamber orchestras and ensembles;
  2. Promotion of a wider appreciation of American music through commissions, performances, and educational programs in multiple venues that feature the rich diversity of cultural influences on American music;
  3. Support of classical music education, especially through partnerships with school music programs, integrated curriculum development, and youth and community orchestras;
  4. Performances that introduce to children and families our classical music heritage and the major forms of its presentation; and
  5. Social networks, recordings, broadcasts, and new media that celebrate the rich heritage and variety of classical music.