Atlantic Symphony Orchestra is a professional regional orchestra located on Boston’s South Shore — recognized as among the most artistically elite in New England.
Established in 1996 under the artistic leadership of music director and conductor, Jin Kim, ASO has become one of the premier regional orchestras in the northeast, known for its level of play. Members of the orchestra consist of both seasoned and gifted young professionals from the world’s leading conservatories.
We focus on connecting our local communities to outstanding music and the outstanding classical musicians who live and work in Greater Boston. We engage the best professional talent in the Boston area to fulfill our mission of excellence for the region, and look for every opportunity to create meaningful, personal experiences for our audiences.
ASO has very deep roots in the community and a long history of service. We began as the Hingham Civic Orchestra (1945–1996), later reorganized as Hingham Symphony Orchestra (1997–2006), and renamed Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in 2007 to better reflect our mission. In recent years, ASO’s regional impact has been rapidly expanding, with a growing network of audience and supporters who share our excitement of what this orchestra means to the region and what it is becoming.