The mission of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra is to present the highest-quality performances of great music, bringing national and international distinction to the orchestra and its community; to delight and educate audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in these Islands; and to operate in a financially sound manner. Our vision is to broaden community access to world-class symphonic performances for residents, families, youth, senior citizens and visitors. The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is Hawaii's premier professional orchestra. Established in 2011 by a group of visionary community leaders, the HSO is the successor organization to the Honolulu Symphony, which performed for more than a century before ceasing operations in 2009. Since its debut in 2012, the HSO has presented six seasons of classical Masterworks, pops and community concerts attended by more than 160,000 people. The HSO presents live performances of symphonic repertoire featuring internationally renowned guest artists and conductors who perform with our 84 professional musicians. Our Artistic Advisor is JoAnn Falletta, the acclaimed American maestro who has conducted orchestras around the world. Each season, our innovative programming for audiences of all ages includes classical Masterworks and music that pops, the popular music that rocks and film + orchestra concerts. The HSO is committed to careful growth, by presenting musical offerings that reflect the community’s cultural diversity and that appeal to a range of audiences, from first-time Oahu families who attend our informal community concerts to sophisticated season subscribers.