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The “Central Florida Friends of Music” organization became the “Orlando Symphony Orchestra, Inc.” on July 24, 1990, and offered an ambitious full season of symphonic concerts during the 1995-96 season.  

Founded in 1991, the Orlando Symphony Orchestra is a legally established not-for-profit corporation and is Central Florida’s oldest continuously performing professional symphony orchestra.

In April of 2018, the Orlando Symphony Orchestra engaged internationally renowned conductor David Handel as its first ever Music Director. Along with David, the OSO has embraced a series of dynamic new initiatives, including recordings, multi-media programming and strategic inter-institutional partnerships.

See our Programming and News pages to see more of our more recent events and activities.