Wish List

Elevate the harmony of our community with your Aurora Symphony Orchestra! We believe in the transformative power of music, and with your support, we can continue to create great music. Your generous donation, for a specific item below will directly contribute to acquiring top-notch music, instruments and equipment, enabling our talented musicians to reach new heights of artistic expression.

Your donation to the Aurora Symphony Orchestra may be tax deductible!

To make a donation from the wish list below, please email us with the item(s) you wish to donate.  The ASO will then contact you, and invoice you for the purchase of your donation.

What We Need!

The Aurora Symphony is always looking for a suitable, permanent venue to call home within the Aurora community.

Venue Requirements:

  1. Open, flat stage area
  2. Seating for 400+ patrons
  3. Onsite storage for large instruments & equipment

Start the conversation by emailing Conductor@AuroraSymphony.org

Below is a list of fantastic music that the ASO can’t wait to perform. But first, we need your generous support to make it happen.

Why your support matters: At the ASO, we are dedicated to performing music that honors our diverse heritages, celebrates our contemporary artistic environment, and forges a cultural legacy for the future. To achieve this, we often choose pieces outside the public domain, requiring us to purchase new music or secure performance rights. Additionally, some large pieces may involve engaging soloists, additional musicians, or other special requirements, all of which contribute to the cost.

Is there a piece close to your heart that you’d like to see us perform? If it’s not on our list, we welcome your suggestions and sponsorship. Please reach out to our conductor at Conductor@AuroraSymphony.org to discuss how you can help bring your favorite music to our stage.

  • Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet
  • Brahms, A German Requiem
  • Gabriela Lena Frank, Three Latin-American Dances
  • Valerie Coleman, Umoja: Anthem of Unity
  • Samuel Zyman, Encuentros
  • Holst, The Planets
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Bernard Hermann, Psycho: Suite for Strings
  • Duke Ellington, Three Black Kings
  • Suite from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Suite from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Mason Bates, The B Sides

Contact our conductor at Conductor@AuroraSymphony.org for approximate prices to perform the music on our wish list.

Celebrate a special person or occasion with the magic of music. Your Aurora Symphony invites you to collaborate with us in commissioning and performing a musical tribute that’s uniquely yours. Whether it’s to immortalize a beloved family member, commemorate a significant milestone, or craft a homage to our vibrant city, we’re dedicated to bringing your vision to life.

The cost and timeline will depend on the scope of the project. Start the conversation by emailing Conductor@AuroraSymphony.org.