• Ticket sales cover less than 30% of the cost of producing Rochester Symphony concert series and community engagement programs.

  • Over ⅔ of the Symphony’s budget comes from donations from individuals like you, along with corporate sponsorships and grants from foundations and government agencies.


The Rochester Symphony brings great music to life! You can help make our great music possible by becoming a contributor.  Your gifts enable us to share live musical performances with the people of SE Minnesota and visitors to our community. Gift support allows the Symphony to keep concert prices affordable. Each dollar of your donation touches a life with the gift of music. You can support our dynamic programs in a variety of ways:



The Rochester Symphony publicly recognizes the generosity of its donors in several ways.


Financial Supporters List: In each concert program we list all donors  who have supported the Symphony in the previous 15 months.  (Those who prefer to remain anonymous can do so by contacting the Symphony office.)


New Founders Circle: New Founders Circle members are those who have made a commitment to give $7,500 or more over three years. Recognition is ongoing once the commitment is completed.

Daisy Plummer Society: Benefactors who have included the Rochester Symphony in their wills or estate plans and have shared these details with the Symphony.