Sunday, July 14, 2024

From Brian Bunnell, president of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Sept. 16, 2016: The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and music director Cynthia Woods sincerely thank our recent financial supporters as we enter our 42nd season serving Cambridge, Somerville and Greater Boston.

LetterCambridge Trust has renewed its commitment to underwrite CSO concert tickets to give youth from low- to moderate-income families access to live music they might not otherwise experience. Cambridge Community Foundation’s renewed support was key to our well-attended free Pops on the Lawn concert in the Area IV/Port neighborhood of Cambridge this past June.

The James W. Rollins Charitable Trust and Boston Bruins Foundation have renewed their support for a unique collaborative project with the Perkins School for the Blind: For the second year, student musicians from Perkins School will have the wonderful opportunity to play music side by side with CSO musicians in a concert at Perkins and at the CSO’s Holiday Pops concert Dec. 10 at Somerville’s Center for Arts at the Armory. The project expands a relationship the CSO has maintained with Perkins for more than 30 years that would not be possible without the generous support of these funders.

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra is a community music organization that presents classical music for diverse audiences who value great music in an accessible environment. The CSO continually invests in its community footprint through collaborations with social and cultural organizations through partnerships such as the work with Perkins. As the only community orchestra performing in Cambridge and Somerville, the CSO presents challenging orchestral repertoire as well as free outreach concerts for audiences who might not otherwise hear live orchestral music. For information about the new season’s programs, please visit