In Concert With Community

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is committed to removing barriers that stand between citizens and the power of live instrumental music. Through strategic partnerships and collaborations, Community Programs ensures access for a broader community.


Musicians in Communities

The Musicians in Communities program makes Atlanta Symphony musicians available to local non-profits who wish to utilize their talents in service to the community. Musicians make themselves available in small ensembles to engage citizens in a more up-close and personal way. Symphony musicians have performed in retirement homes, community centers, libraries, soup kitchens, and many other community locations, serving over 11,000.

Engaging a Broader Atlanta

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra embraces diversity and partners with organizations like the Latin American Association, Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units, and DeKalb County Public Libraries to better engage Atlanta’s ever-evolving cultural landscape. Through community concerts and participation in festivals and heritage celebrations, the Orchestra is constantly working to connect with a broader Atlanta and serve as a meaningful resource for the many different citizens who make up our community.

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music

The Orchestra concluded its third year partnering with the Georgia Humanities Council and the Smithsonian in New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. This travelling museum exhibit exploring American musical traditions will visited 12 rural Georgia communities throughout the partnership, bringing with it community and education programs of the Atlanta Symphony. The project concluded with a showing of the exhibition at the Woodruff Arts Center, accompanied by the Georgia Roots Music Festival, a showcase of our state’s many local roots music performers. Check back for info on more rural engagement to come.

Community Ticketing Program

The magic of live instrumental music is often beyond the reach of many members of the community. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with dozens of Atlanta nonprofit organizations to provide access to nearly 2000 individuals who otherwise could never attend a concert. As part of the program, the Music for the Military initiative will continue to provide hundreds of free admissions to military families through partnerships with organizations like the USO, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and United Military Cares.

For more information on participating in the ASO’s Community Programs, please contact Ahmad Mayes at: Ahmad.Mayes@woodruffcenter.org or (404) 733-4581.

ASO Community Partners


1180 Peachtree
AG Rhodes at Wesley Woods
Agape Community Center
Agnes Scott College
Aid Atlanta
Alliance Theatre
Atlanta Children's Shelter
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit Q
Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit X
Atlanta Police Department
Atlanta VA Medical Center
Atlantic Station
Atria Buckhead
Bedford School
Breakthrough Atlanta
Bremen City Schools - Bremen, GA
Calvin Court
Canterbury Court
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
City of Darien, GA
Colony Square
Colquitt County Arts Center - Moultrie, GA
Colquitt County High School - Moultrie, GA
Communities in Schools
Community Assistance Center
Crossroads Community Ministries
Currahee Military Museum - Toccoa, GA
Decatur Christian Tower
DeKalb County Public Library
Delta Airlines
Dobbins Air Reserve Base
East Cobb Middle School
East Cobb Senior Center
Easter Seals of North Georgia
Easter Seals Warsaw
Emory Autism Center
Fort Benning
Foundation at Wesley Woods
Fugees Family
Fulton County Arts Council
Genesis Shelter
Grady NIA Project
Hallmark Buckhead
Harris Arts Center - Calhoun, GA
Historic Rylander Theatre - Americus, GA
Huntcliff Summit
Instituto de Mexico
Jerusalem House
Jewish Family & Career Services
John's Creek Presbyterian Church
Junior Achievement of Georgia
Kingsbridge
Kipp Academy
LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
Latin American Association
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center - Madison, GA
Marcus Jewish Community Center
McDuffie Museum - Thomson, GA
Nashville Better Hometown - Nashville, GA
Nicholas House
Okefenokee Heritage Center - Waycross, GA Perry Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - Perry, GA
Philips Tower
Renaissance on Peachtree
Ronald McDonald House
Second Wind Dreams
Sheltering Arms
St. Anne's Terrace
St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church
Stephens County Historical Society - Toccoa, GA
Stone Mountain Park - Yellow Daisy Festival
Sunrise Senior Living
Temima High School for Girls
The Neighborhood Project
Troup County Historical Society - LaGrange, GA
United Methodist Children's Home
United Military Cares
United Service Organizations
University of West Georgia - Bremen, GA
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Warner Robbins Air Reserve Base
Young Survival Coalition