Wherever there is music, there is you.
- A young orchestra which advances with determination
It is an asset for a city to have an orchestra of its own. Young and energetic, the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra (KSO) invites world-class conductors and masters for collaboration, and challenges itself by staging performances of diversified styles. The development of the orchestra focuses on both classical and crossover genres; it has not only created increasingly more highquality
musical miscellanies for music enthusiasts but also planted numerous seeds for music appreciation and performance, contributing to the innovation of classical music.
The Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1981. It was merged with the Kaohsiung Chinese Orchestra in 2009 as “Kaohsiung Philharmonic Culture and Arts Foundation”. Since 2009, the KSO has made considerable contribution in the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival, successfully promoting its grassland concerts. In the last decade, the KSO has collaborated with renowned local and international artists and music groups and staged numerous concert series. The end of 2018 marked the grand opening of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (WeiWuYing), where the KSO participated in the center’s inauguration. KSO wishes to continue playing an important role in the center’s concert hall.
The KSO has been invited to perform on international stages regularly. Reaching beyond city and country borders, the KSO advances steadily with the self-development goal of becoming an internationally acclaimed orchestra.
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina Prelude (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov）
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23
Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39