During WWII there was a nationwide call to create symphony orchestras in cities and regional hubs across the US to bring cheer to the communities, and ultimately their returning troops. Prominent musicians and WSU partners in the Wichita Community met and founded the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in 1944.
The Wichita Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest and most active arts organizations in Kansas. Conducted by Maestro Daniel Hege, the orchestra’s mission has been to enrich, educate, and entertain diverse audiences of all ages in our region through performances of orchestral music, thereby enhancing the vibrancy and vitality of Wichita.
The Wichita Symphony Orchestra calls their audience “culturally aware, musically curious.” They have eight classics weekend performances for those interested in hearing Classical greats, three Pops concerts for those who want to hear their favorite popular music with the power of a full Symphony Orchestra, two family concerts for those who want to introduce their children to the Symphony, and two free community concerts for the people of Wichita to join us in a celebration of music.
The Wichita Symphony Orchestra employs 90 of Wichita’s finest musicians and make music together for the Wichita Community. There is nothing more special than that.
Learn more about the Symphony at www.wichitasymphony.org.
Century II Concert Hall
225 W. Douglas Ave. Suite 207
Wichita, KS 67202
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm (Closed Fridays during the summer)