The mission of the Arlington Philharmonic is to maintain a first-class symphony orchestra in Arlington, to make classical music accessible to every Arlington resident, to promote the value of classical music in our civic life, and to build strong, creative partnerships with schools, local government, businesses, and other organizations. The Arlington Philharmonic is the only professional symphony orchestra performing in Arlington, VA.
The Philharmonic annually performs three classical concerts in Arlington, plus an outdoor concert to benefit both the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and the Arlington Philharmonic. The Philharmonic is unique among regional professional orchestras because we do not charge admission in order to make excellent, live, professional music performances available to everyone -- at every income, every age. We also sponsor a range of education and outreach for all ages, including programs in the Arlington Public Schools and for adults over 55, and an intensive chamber music program called Crescendo for young string players.
Arlington Philharmonic concerts are supported solely by grants and donations. Although there is no charge to attend Arlington Philharmonic concerts, donations help defray the costs of the performances and are greatly appreciated.
The Philharmonic receives generous support from the Emerson Charitable Trust. The program is also supported in part by Arlington County through Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, and the Arlington Commission for the Arts, and in part by the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Arlington Philharmonic is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.