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HSO Mission Statement

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A program of Johns Hopkins University, the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is a highly regarded university/community orchestra. The HSO’s goals are to:

  1. Combine the talents of Hopkins students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community musicians in a rigorous, artistically challenging and satisfying orchestral experience
  2. Offer an annual season of innovatively programmed, high-quality, low-cost symphonic and chamber concerts and a free family concert
  3. Further serve the community with special concerts, collaborations, and educational programs

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.