Mission: Providing the highest possible quality of symphonic entertainment through the presentation of classical and contemporary music in diverse settings. Educating, enriching and enlightening audiences, individuals, organizations, and groups about classical and contemporary music. Providing a diverse musical fabric to east texans through the commissioning of compositions, recording performances and presentation of a variety of musical works and musicians. Becoming a premier orchestra association within our american symphony orchestra league peer group.
Programs: Etso educates, enriches, and enlightens audiences, individuals, orgnaizations, and groups, vis-a-vis classical and contemporary symphonic music:a. A series of five masterworks concerts serve an annual cumulative audience of approximately 8,000. B. The annual young peoples' series serves approximately 8,500. C. Community engagement efforts include collaborative performance with the local arts entities (ballet, opera, theater, art museum); additional unique performances as opportunity and budget dictate (700-1,200). D. Online program notes and links including audible excerpts program. E. Public and private scholl initiative: elementary level, beginning string instruction (250). F. Mentor middle and high school students through side-by-side performance oppoutunity and coaching. G. Publication include: annual program books, concert inserts, and young peoples' series curriculum guides.