The 2020-2021 season is almost upon us!  We are so very excited to share our concert dates and additional information with each of you. 

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Dear Aiken Symphony Orchestra Patrons:
We want to take this opportunity to let you know what is going on behind the scenes with your Aiken Symphony Orchestra (ASO). Before we do, we want to say how appreciative we are of any support you have provided in the past.
We assume that the impact of this crisis on you, your family, and your friends is weighing on your mind.  Your ASO is facing similar concerns as well.  Behind the scenes, the ASO is made up of persons that have a passion for music and that passion, in turn, improves their quality of life. Non-profit organizations and their staffs have been devastated by the impact of this crisis.
Our ASO Board and staff realize that we will have challenges ahead. At this time, we believe that the ASO will operate as scheduled this fall and we will be updating you on our 2020-2021 schedule, as well as the postponed April 19 concert, soon. In the meantime, we are actively seeking the best options to fund our future operations. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at or 803.220.7251.
Lastly, I want you to know how much we appreciate you, our patrons.  We hope and pray that with the challenges before us, we can continue to provide beautiful music that will inspire you and enrich our local community.
Thomas H. Herlong, President & the Aiken Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors


Maestro Portnoy delivers an entertaining and informative pre-concert talk, entitled Illuminations, about that evening’s musical selections, our soloists, the background of the composers and much more. Illuminations begins at 6:30pm for concerts held at the Etherredge Center (excluding Home for the Holidays and Swinging on a Star), is complimentary, and is offered to all ticket holders.  All classical orchestral concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center (471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801); pops and chamber performances take place as noted below.  Learn more about each concert [PDF] >>>



Swinging on a Star (Pops Concert)

Sunday, April 19, 2020
3:00pm | Etherredge Center, USC Aiken campus

Debbie Gravitte, Vocalist

Featuring Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte performing a variety of beloved Broadway music

Please click to hear some of Ms. Gravitte’s extraordinary work! 

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