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Support and Volunteer

Your Gift Will Make a Difference

The Newton Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1965 with a mission to:

Provide Newton and the surrounding communities with fine music at affordable prices, close to home; to provide area volunteer and pre-professional musicians with the opportunity to develop their skills and play high-quality music; and to enhance music appreciation, promote cross-cultural understanding, and build community through outreach programs for students, seniors, and others.

Under the baton of Jeffrey Rink, the NSO has garnered a reputation as a world-class orchestra, attracting music lovers from the greater Boston region, and the orchestra’s appearances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall have garnered rave reviews. The NSO relies on financial support from many sources to help provide the finest orchestral music and community outreach programs, such as the Lasker Young Soloist Competition. Ticket sales cover about 30 percent of our costs and gifts from generous individuals, businesses, foundations, and government organizations make up the balance. Donating can fill an important philanthropic need and offers tax and financial benefits.

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Friends of the Newton Symphony Orchestra

When you become a Friend by making a gift to the NSO, you provide critical operating support and have the opportunity to enjoy special member privileges.

Planned Gifts

Arranging a Planned Gift for the benefit of the NSO supports the future of the orchestra and can provide financial benefits to you and/or your family.

Major Gifts

Endowment gifts made to the NSO help to build a stable and secure financial foundation, so that our children and grandchildren can have the same opportunity to listen to great music.

Corporation and Foundation Support


Support from businesses provide essential funding, and, in return, the orchestra enhances the region's quality of life and economic vitality.

If you would like to discuss how you can support the home-town, world-class NSO, call Letitia Stevens, Executive Director, at 617-965-2555.