The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has been a vital part of Tacoma's cultural landscape since 1946, and has operated as a professional symphony orchestra for the past 19 years. With 80 contracted musicians and an affiliated community chorus, the TSO brings music into the lives of 20,000 citizens annually throughout the South Puget Sound.
The TSO presents classical, pops, and choral programs. Its youth offerings include the new Mini-Maestros series for children ages 2-8, as well as master classes for student musicians. Its flagship education program, Simply Symphonic, serves more than 4,000 fifth grade students annually. Simply Symphonic earns the accolades of educators who value the program's integrated approach and quality presentation.