Music Director Update!

After a year-long search, the Brookline Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Altenbach as the orchestra's new Music Director. Maestro Altenbach brings an energetic ingenuity to his symphonic and operatic conducting that continues to garner him national attention as a musical leader of his generation. Critically acclaimed for his deep sense of musical style and nuance, with a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary works, Maestro Altenbach is Music Director of Opera at the Boston Conservatory, as well as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Minnesota Bach Ensemble. His Symphonic conducting credits include engagements with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

For more details about Maestro Altenbach, visit andrewaltenbach.com

Our Story

Created in the late 1950's, the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, thrived for many years, but went on hiatus in 2001. In 2010, a group of friends dedicated to bringing classical music to the community decided to revive the organization and make it an integral part of the Brookline community and beyond.  We seek to present concerts of the highest quality. Our orchestra members are talented musicians -- amateur, student, and professional -- who volunteer their time to create an organization of which Brookline can be proud.

Our Mission

The Brookline Symphony Orchestra provides qualified volunteer musicians under professional leadership an opportunity to enhance their skills while enriching the cultural life of the community through affordable performances and outreach events.

Our Impact

We are actively working to ensure that the Brookline Symphony Orchestra becomes a vital part of Brookline's cultural life -- a community orchestra in the truest sense of the word. In addition to our traditional concerts each season, we plan a number of free outreach events annually, including free full orchestra concerts at schools, nursing homes, and hospitals.
We are honored to give Brookline an orchestra to be proud of, for both its musical achievements and its community involvement.

Donate Today!

To run an orchestra takes a tremendous amount of time, dedication, and money. We want to sustain our success through our current season and for years to come, and we need your help.