The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), now in its historic 29th season, is Miami's hometown professional symphony and a valuable contributor to Miami's cultural fabric. With 80 professional musicians selected from around the world, MISO represents the exceptional talent and diversity that mirrors South Florida's international and multicultural richness. With national and world premieres becoming more common, MISO is a source of growing local pride and support.
The mission of The Miami Symphony Orchestra is to present symphonic music of consistently high performance standards to a culturally diverse audience, and in a variety of settings and formats,
with the aim of educating, engaging, and enriching the community of one of the world’s most international cities.
The orchestra's 2016/2017 season will comprise of eight programs to be performed at the Adrienne Arsht Center - Knight Concert Hall, and the Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theatre . In addition to the concert season, the not-for-profit Symphony has conducted in-school arts and education program for elementary school students in the Miami-Dade Public School System and provides low- or no-cost tickets to students, senior citizens, first responders, active military and veterans in South Florida.
Founded in 1989 by the late Manuel Ochoa, since 2006 the baton has been in the hands of Eduardo Marturet, a Venezuelan composer and conductor acclaimed across three continents. Maestro Marturet envisions MISO as a world-class professional symphony anchored in Miami. He states that "ultimately MISO belongs to the community, and our job is to raise the artistic level each and every year. Because of our loyal fans and supporters, our future looks bright as the glow of the great city of Miami."
MISO's energy and talent are significantly supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council.