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About Us

The Amarillo Symphony artistically serves a region of 25,000 square miles and beyond. Since 1924, the Symphony has been committed to providing art, fostering education, and encouraging people from all walks of life to experience the power of music.

Our Mission

The Amarillo Symphony inspires, educates, and brings the people of our region together
through the power of music.

Our Vision

A stronger community through music.

History

Now in its 95th season, the Amarillo Symphony is under the direction of Jacomo Bairos as the organization’s 17th music director and conductor. The appointment of Bairos marks the conclusion of an extensive two year search that amassed 213 applicants from 15 countries. Bairos, an impressive conductor who is elegantly demanding, was selected to lead the organization into an era of exciting and inspiring orchestral music.

The Amarillo Symphony was founded in 1924 as a 12-piece ensemble led by Miss Grace Hamilton. The ensemble quickly grew from a small volunteer organization to a symphony of 56 musicians. By the end of the 1940s, the symphony suffered financial hardship. New music director A. Clyde Roller and violinist Eddie Melin stepped forward to work with president Lee Bivins to devise a plan to eliminate the deficit and improve the orchestra.

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