The Peoria Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1897, is the 14th oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. Our professional musicians perform in the beautiful, 2000-seat Peoria Civic Center Theater. Our repertoire includes a seven-concert classical subscription series, pops concerts and student performances. Season subscription ticket holders and guests enjoy performances by internationally renowned soloists and local artists, popular works and 20th century compositions as well as familiar and unique solo instruments. Through the years, Peoria Symphony audiences have also enjoyed top-quality soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Watts, Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, Bobby McFerrin, Hilary Hahn and more. The Peoria Symphony is governed by a 24-member board of directors made up of community volunteers. In addition to our musicians, we employ a small, full-time and part-time staff. Our Symphony Guild organizes fundraisers and presents educational music programs. The Peoria Symphony Foundation ensures the orchestra's long-term financial stability. Our vision is to provide excellent performances of classical and modern music to a large and diverse audience in varied settings and to develop aggressive programs of education, marketing and development through the team effort of boards, staff, volunteers and musicians. Cooperative efforts with local organizations enable us to enrich the mind, life and culture-the soul-of our community.