Enid Symphony Orchestra
The Enid Symphony Association was established in 1971 to foster the Enid Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1906. In 1983 Douglas Newell became the first full-time ESO Music Director and Executive Director of the Enid Symphony Association. Each season the ESO presents a ten performance Subscription Concert series, a free outdoor July performance in Enid’s Meadowlake Park and the Carnegie Hall Link Up educational concerts.
Annually, the ESO reaches audiences in excess of 10,000 from throughout Oklahoma. Although the primary service area of the ESO is Garfield County, the ESO subscriber base encompasses a radius of 128 miles including residents of 11 Oklahoma counties as a primary service area and 6 additional counties as a secondary service area.
Funding for the ESO is derived from subscription and single ticket sales, ESO program booklet advertisements, corporate and private contributions, facility rental revenue, grant monies from public and private foundations and funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and ESA Board projects. The ESA is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors.
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The facilities of the Enid Symphony Center include: