The El Paso Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the 90th Anniversary Season of continuous classical concert performances and its 81st season of education and outreach programs. EPSO’s longevity gives it the distinction of being one of, if not THE, oldest continuously performing symphony orchestra in the state of Texas. A fun fact that all of El Paso can be proud of!
In addition, EPSO is the only professional symphony orchestra within a 300 miles radius of El Paso and its musicians create the hub of most other performing arts groups in the region. Like a university, a vibrant symphony orchestra adds distinction to a city and creates an enhanced quality of life for its citizens.
EPSO reaches over 80,000 each season, from 2nd grade students enjoying a free after school music program to the military families who enjoy the annual Pop Goes the Fort 4th of July celebration held on Ft. Bliss. EPSO remembers our low-income senior citizens with free tickets to our classical concerts (Symphony Seniors) and others having mobility limitations with on-site concerts at facilities where they live (Golden Notes performances).
As with all symphony orchestras EPSO relies on donations to maintain a balanced budget. Symphony concert production costs are high and tickets sales account for only 50% of the operating budget. The remainder of the budget is made up of individual donations, corporate donations/sponsorships, grants and fund raising events. Those, such as yourself, who understand the value that the symphony gives a city and quality of life it provides for its citizens.
We thank you for recognizing the symphony’s contribution to our region and for supporting, not only EPSO, but to the children and senior citizens who enjoy the many education and outreach programs. Thank you for helping us continue to provide an enhanced quality of life in El Paso.