The mission of the PSO is to perform orchestral music that will educate, entertain, and inspire the people of Parker, Colorado and the surrounding communities.
The Parker Symphony Orchestra is Parker's community orchestra, performing amazing classical music at the PACE Center. We were founded in 1994 as the South Suburban Community Orchestra, but with our first concert at the PACE Center in 2011, we officially became the Parker Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights from past seasons at PACE include collaborations with the Legend High School choir, holiday concerts with the Parker Chorale, children's concerts with the Young Voices of Colorado, a Veteran's Day concert featuring the Colorado Mormon Chorale, and numerous professional guest soloists.
As a Parker Arts presenting partner, we offer musical programs designed to encourage the people of Parker to explore classical music in new ways, including listening to new styles and unfamiliar composers. We hope to inspire people of all ages to pick up and play music themselves. We also give local musicians a venue to perform with other music-lovers and we give youth groups, such as Young Voices of Colorado, the opportunity to perform with a full orchestra.
In addition to performances, the Parker Symphony Orchestra has an active outreach program that is proud to help support local school music programs. There are also several groups within the organization that perform for senior communities throughout the year.
Great to have a symphony in Parker. Love the PACE Center as being their home too. 2/20/2020
Very good performance by the orchestra! It was both professional yet friendly! The conductor is great, has a good sensor of humor. I learned several things about women composers. Overall, great concert!!! 2/18/2020
Love coming to the symphony! The conductor is great! I really enjoy how he gives the history on the composer and the music! 2/18/2020
Fantastic! Very moving and beautiful performance by the orchestra and the guest pianist. Renee Knetsch is a genius at programming. 5/17/2018
Musicians are amazing Conductor Rene Knetsch is a gift from God 5/15/2018
I love the conductors commentary and I used to have season tickets to CO symphony when I lived in Denver. Parker is just as good. Don't ever miss a performance! 5/14/2018