Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra

In 1964, a group of musicians formed a small string ensemble. Today, this group is more than 50 members strong and is known as the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra. The Symphony is a teaching orchestra that includes musicians from Barton College and the Wilson community.

Its board of directors, in cooperation with Institutional Advancement, supplements support of the orchestra through fundraising efforts that enable the orchestra to hire professional musicians who perform during concerts and serve as mentors for student musicians. The orchestra provides an extraordinary opportunity for members of the College and Wilson communities to join their musical gifts and talents for the study and performance of symphonic music.

The orchestra draws its strength from the cooperative effort of Barton College and the Wilson community. Music, at this distinctive level, enhances our cultural lives. However, quality is expensive. The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra funds a part of its operative expenses with annual memberships.

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Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert

April 14, 2024

Join us for an afternoon of extraordinary music in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton College campus, featuring the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra and five talented soloists.

Tickets for this event are $15 per person. Secure your spot by making your reservations online now. To reserve your tickets, please click on the ticket button below.  If you are a season ticket holder and have not used your tickets yet, please make reservations with your season tickets by emailing Bonnie LoSchiavo at

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Membership benefits include:

  • Tickets for the fall and spring concerts
  • Recognition in concert programs
  • Priority reservation opportunities for the annual signature dinner event “Love the Symphony”
    (A separate reservation and fee are required for “Love the Symphony.”)

Membership Levels

Symphony – $2,500 (8**)
Overture – $1,000 (8*)
Concerto – $500 (6*)
Sonata – $200 (4*)
Duet – $75 (2*)
Friend – $35 (1*)

*Number of Tickets for either the fall or spring concert. 

** Priority reservation opportunities for the annual signature dinner event “Love the Symphony.” (A separate reservation and fee are required for “Love the Symphony.”) 

Membership period is July 1 – June 30. Each ticket is valued at $15.00 and any amount over that is considered a tax-deductible donation to support the Symphony.

Click here to join online and discover additional ways to support Barton College and the Cultural Arts.

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