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: Committed to the highest level of artistic, administrative, board and volunteer quality and performance
Community Engagement: Foster meaningful experiences with our patrons and community
Education: Promote learning opportunities for listeners and students of all ages
Innovation: Pioneer and implement new and creative ideas in our work
Relevance: Provide musical performances and resources that enhance the lives of our stakeholders and community
Financial Sustainability: Responsibly invest in our present and dutifully plan for our future
Inclusivity: Embrace and promote diversity across all levels of our organization
Collaboration: Approach relationships with a spirit of respect and interconnectedness