El Paso Symphony Orchestra Assn, Inc.
EPSO is performing its 91st Season as the premier arts organization in the Southwest region. Like many symphony orchestras throughout the world, EPSO is experiencing the effects of the pandemic. Canceled concerts and fund raisers as well as school closures has impacted both the orchestra and the many music education programs so desperately needed in our communities. EPSO is strong, vibrant and dedicated to provide live music to the El Paso region. EPSO has thrived for 90 years and is the longest continuously performing symphony in the state of Texas, with beginnings dating back to the 1800's. EPSO's long history is attributed to the many supporters who have volunteered with, donated to and served beside the organization. Please do your part to continue this long history by donating to EPSO on Giving Day 2021. This and future generations will thank you! Every gift of any size is appreciated and will help to ensure The Beat Goes On!

Causes: Arts and Culture, Children and Youth, Education

The El Paso Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the 91st Season of continuous classical concert performances and its 83rd 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.