Welcome to the Salem Philharmonic Orchestra
Dating from about 1904, the city of Salem has had the good fortune to have available to the general public a series of free concerts presented by a professional orchestra during the Winter months of January and February. These concerts have been jointly sponsored at various times by the Salem Trust Fund Commission, The Salem YMCA, The Music Performance Trust Funds of New York, and more recently, The Salem Cultural Council.
These concerts feature a 45 piece orchestra of mostly professional and talented musicians and a few talented amateurs. We also feature a guest soloist every Sunday, with a final concert that features the Salem High School Symphony Orchestra. At this concert, the student players perform a generous segment of music and later combine with The Salem Philharmonic for a grand two-orchestra experience. This provides a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to learn from the more experienced musicians.