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Welcome to The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra
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The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Post Office Box 504
Beaufort, SC 29901

The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1986 when 14 local musicians came together to form a chamber music society (more history). Today we are one of Beaufort's bright cultural jewels—a full symphonic organization with more than 55 professional musicians, offering a wide range of classical, light classical, Broadway and Hollywood repertoire (see schedule) under the direction of Maestro Frederick Devyatkin.

Our Beaufort Symphony Youth Orchestra, now in its fourteenth year, continues on its quest to broaden the hearts and souls of our students and the Beaufort Community! More than 80 talented students from third grade through high school now take part in our three youth orchestras. In addition to orchestra our kids play in four string quartets. Two quartets play for local weddings, church, community and home events. This year five BSYO students were selected by audition to perform in state and regional honors orchestras. With the support of The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra Board and our donors, we provide scholarships for deserving youth and opportunities for performance, instruction, private lessons, and summer college music camps. BSYO will send 18 students to College music camps for the 2015 summer with a $25,000 grant from the Judith Haskell Brewer Foundation. In addition, seven students have been invited back to the 2015 UNC School of the Arts camp for Chamber music. Other programs students are applying include Brevard, Furman, USC, FSU, UNCG and SC Governors School for Arts and Humanities.

Each year we depend on YOU, our family of loyal supporters, to make up the 55% of our annual revenue not covered by ticket sales. We are grateful for your continued generous contributions to help us as we "Keep The Music Live" - today and for the future!

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Celebrating Our 30th Season;
We Love Our New Performance Venue! Click to see it.

SI Presbyterian Performances will be held at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort, SC. Click here for seating arrangements in the church sanctuary.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Season tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling (800) 595-4849.

The Orchestras and the Board of Directors are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The mission of the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra is to provide performances and performance opportunity to the community of Beaufort, South Carolina.

If you are unable to use your season tickets for a concert or wish to change the concert you attend, please call Sue at (843) 812-0183, so that we may reapply and/or resell the tickets. Remember, all seats for both Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons are reserved.

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“Keep the Music Live!”

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You Will Want This Book!
BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT, Pearl of the South
Fundraiser for both Orchestras (BSO & BSYO)
Click Here

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Please contact us if your business
would be interested in supporting
our local orchestras.