Mission, Vision, Values
The mission of the Houston Symphony is to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience in Greater Houston and beyond through exceptional orchestral and non-orchestral performances, educational programs and community activities.
In 2025, the Houston Symphony will be America's most relevant and accessible top-ten orchestra.
Excellence: We commit to the highest level of artistic, administrative, board and volunteer quality and performance, as reflected in our programs and concerts.
Community Engagement: We foster meaningful, respectful and collaborative relationships with our patrons and community members from all walks of life in our large, diverse city.
Education: We provide learning opportunities for listeners and students of all ages throughout our community.
Innovation/Entrepreneurial Spirit: We are the first to pioneer and implement new and creative ideas in our work, both on and off the stage.
Relevance: We provide musical performances and resources that enhance the lives of our stakeholders and community members.
Financial Sustainability: We responsibly invest in our present, dutifully plan for our future, and mindfully steward our community's investment in our institution.
Inclusivity: We intentionally embrace and promote diversity across all levels of our organization, including its people, its programs and its audience, to reflect our city, the most diverse in America.
Collaboration: We approach internal and external relationships with a spirit of respect and interconnectedness.