In 1996, founding conductor and music director Stewart Kershaw assembled a talented group of regional musicians to form a symphony orchestra. The fully professional Auburn Symphony has become one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the Northwest with its core of musicians from the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. Each year, the orchestra performs symphony programs and chamber ensemble concerts for classical music lovers from throughout King and Pierce Counties and beyond.

The Symphony has musicians and ensembles available to perform for schools and community groups. You can see a list of available educational outreach programs by clicking the tab "schools/community" located at the top of the page.

The orchestra's home is the Auburn Performing Arts Center in downtown Auburn. Parking and pre-concert lectures are free.

Chamber concerts take place at the intimate St Matthew Episcopal Church in Auburn and at the historic Mary Olson Farm during the summer.


Auburn Symphony Orchestra's Mission, Vision, and Core Values reflect what is truly important to us as an organization.


Mission Statement
Auburn Symphony Orchestra changes lives and our South Puget Sound community through the shared experience of live orchestral music performances and by nurturing the relationship between our audience and our artists.

We value
•    Classical music performances of the highest caliber
•    Bringingjoy to our audiences
•    A rich cultural life for our community
•    Educating our present and future audiences by connecting them to the story behind the music
•    Organizational sustainability through revenue growth and prudent stewardship


Contact Us

PO Box 2186
Auburn, WA 98071