Akron Symphony Friends - Akron Symphony Orchestra

Akron Symphony Friends

About Friends

During the summer of 2022, the Akron Symphony Guild transformed into the Akron Symphony Friends ushering in a new era of important support for the Akron Symphony Orchestra. The Akron Symphony Friends builds upon the 70-year commitment of the Akron Symphony Guild to support the Akron Symphony organization, including the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and Youth Symphony, through volunteering and fundraising. Akron Symphony Friends will continue the Akron Symphony Guild legacy of stewardship which started in 1952. Everyone who supports the Akron Symphony Orchestra is part of Friends! To benefit the Akron Symphony Orchestra, we commit to volunteer, to engage, and to support!

There are many exciting ways to get involved. The Akron Symphony Friends assist with a variety of fundraising, social, and special events such as Community Outreach, Link Up, Concerts for Kids, The Lakes Tour of Portage Lakes Homes, Gala, and Previews from the Podium just to name a few. Interested? Call the Akron Symphony office at 330.535.8131 or email asoconnect@akronsymphony.org.


Current Opportunities:

Link Up Returns This March!

The Link Up program addresses National Core Arts Standards for Music and Common Core State Standards.  Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, students in grades 3-5 learn about melody and playing an instrument. We will welcome over 3000 individuals to the Akron Civic Theatre on March 15, 2023.

The volunteering day runs from 8:30 to 12:15. The first concert is at 9:45am and the second is at 11:15am.  Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. As you sign-up, there is a comments box.  Please let us know if you can stay for both sessions and what your preferred volunteer position is.

Volunteer positions are:

Bus Jumpers, Escorts, Hospitality (Food/Beverage) Stations (Two – one for our ASO musicians and one for our event volunteers), and Assessors of Student Musicians.

Please click here to sign up!

Save the Date


Join us on Friday, February 24 at 6 PM for a special event! Please join us at EJ Thomas Hall for light hors d’oeuvres, a behind-the-scenes chat with Sahba, Milad, and Christopher, and then stay for an open rehearsal! Cash Bar. Free Parking. To RSVP to this free event by emailing asoconnect@akronsymphony.org or call 330.535.8131.