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El Paso, Texas

El Paso Symphony Orchestra

Plaza Theatre, 125 Pioneer Plaza


The El Paso Symphony Orchestra (EPSO) has been in operation since the 1930s, making it the longest continuously running symphony orchestra in Texas.  Bringing the audiences of West Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico the music of symphonic masters Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Debussy, Holst and more, the EPSO also hosts annual Young People’s Concerts for and by youngsters, as well as such educational programs as Strings in Schools and Brass in Class.

Outreach is a significant component of the EPSO.  The orchestra offers free tickets and transportation through its Kids for Classics, Angel Tickets, and Symphony Seniors programs.  Music Sandwiched In and Golden Notes bring the music to the audience, whether it is comprised of schoolchildren, senior citizens, or businesspeople.

Substantial discounts for season ticket holders—20% off for seniors (65+) and active military and 50% off for students/children, and 30% off for teachers—are available.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra Information

  • Public Transportation: Excellent (a short walk from several buses at Oregon Street/Mills Avenue and Oregon Street/Texas Avenue)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: 6 concerts per season with multiple performances of each
  • Ticket Prices: $11–$37 depending on seat selection
  • Subscriptions: $63–$201 depending on seat selection. Subscriber benefits include ticket exchange privileges; free ticket replacement; early Special Event ticket purchase opportunities; invitation to subscriber only parties; and discounts at the Symphony Gift Shop
  • Membership: Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.