The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
is a not-for-profit community symphony orchestra based in Queens County.
It gives three annual concert performances consisting primarily of music
from the standard classical symphonic repertoire with occasional symphonic
The FHSO is made up of volunteer
musicians who also contribute time and money toward the maintenance of
the organization. Under the leadership of a professional conductor, the
FHSO strives to maintain the highest quality of performance consistent
with a volunteer orchestra.
The Forest Hills Symphony nurtures
a tradition of classical music on the community level and functions as
an integral part of the community in ways that its host community with
prestigious cultural events, exposure to classical music, and publicity
for the community. Through a standard performance series and via collaborative
outreach and educational programs, the orchestra establishes important
links among professional musicians, amateur musicians, music students
and the community at large.
Since our founding in 1964,
our members have crossed all age and ethnic lines, and all occupations
from professional to student to retiree. We offer members a chance to give
solo performance es before looking outside the organization. We offer adults
of varying musical abilities a place to improve their skills and create
music within a positive social experience, that of community service. To
this end we donate numerous concert tickets to local senior citizen organization,
and agencies for the disabled. Two of our musicians have severe vision
Our mission is to make music:
by our community and for our community.