Our Society

The Warren Symphony Society has been an award-winning cultural force in our area for four decades.

The Detroit Free Press noted, “the Warren Symphony… has always stood out among community orchestras for its ambition and excellence.” Our youth concerts reach thousands of school children every year. We are INSTRUMENTAL TO THE COMMUNITY.

Since our very first performance in 1973, The Warren Symphony Orchestra has striven to cultivate a new generation of classical music lovers while giving those patrons with an already sophisticated understanding of classical music opportunities to deepen and broaden their musical interests.

Many Michigan soloists have appeared with the orchestra, as have international artists such as Ani and Ida Kavafian, dance companies such as Eisenhower Dance Ensemble and the Kyiv Ballet, and popular attractions such as P.D.Q. Bach, Corky Siegel, and Robert Goulet.

Under the direction of Dr. Gregory Cunningham, WSO’s 41st season reflects our continued commitment to strike a balance between collaborating with local artists and partnering with musicians who are celebrated on a global scale.

The Warren Symphony Society’s educational programs bring thousands of youngsters to an orchestra concert for the first time. Our Classicalpalooza program takes the music to schools, giving students a broad introduction to many well-loved classical pieces.

In addition to pre- or post-concert talks, to extend the symphonic experience, the WSO sponsors workshops and master classes with our guest artists geared toward students, but open to all patrons.  Students may participate in hands-on workshops or view focused master classes for 3 or 4 pre-selected students.  Participants benefit from world-class professional musicians’ insights on technique and characterization.

Drum Workshop Collage


The regular concert season runs October through May.


Our mission is to support and advance an orchestra of professional quality for cultural enrichment, entertainment, and youth education.

You can help us expand our offerings – support us now!