About the Chandler Symphony
The Chandler Symphony Orchestra’s roots began with an orchestra that Maestro Jack Herriman conducted at Mesa Community College. In 1991, when their rehearsal location was no longer available, the majority of the orchestra players joined together to form the beginnings of what they would name the San Marcos Symphony in 1993. In 2006, the orchestra was re-named the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, due in part to the efforts and support of Chandler City Council and former mayor, Boyd Dunn.
The symphony’s mission is to serve “… the greater Chandler community by providing a series of classical concerts, free of charge to the general public, performed by professionally trained musicians who volunteer their time and talents.”
We will fulfill our mission during the 2015-2016 season by providing our 10,000 patrons:
• Six professionally produced Symphonic Concerts free to the public.
• Three Chamber Music concerts free to the public, providing a more personal musical interaction with our
• Annual Holiday Fundraising concert for the Symphony and “Neighbors Who Care” an organization that
provides essential senior services to Chandler and Sun Lakes residents.
• Collaboration with Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre to perform live music for the “The Nutcracker Ballet.”
The Chandler Symphony Orchestra serves the greater Chandler community by providing a series of classical concerts,
free of charge to the general public, performed by professionally trained musicians who volunteer their time and talents.
The Chandler Symphony Orchestra seeks to enhance the quality of life in the City of Chandler by developing awareness,
appreciation and preservation of classical music in our community with an emphasis on building a well informed
and enthusiastic audience for current and future generations.