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Who are we

The Free State Symphony Orchestra is the only professional ad hoc orchestra based in Bloemfontein. The professional core of the orchestra consists of music teachers and free lance musicians. This is supplemented by some of the best young instrumentalists in the province.
The FSSO performs symphony concerts, accompany choirs, ballet and opera productions and do outreach concerts.

Community Concerts

The FSSO Community Concerts attract audiences and/or showcase artists from previously disadvantaged communities and include concerts with a strong educational focus.


FSSO Cadet Programme

The FSSO funds specialised individual tuition for talented disadvantaged young musicians through our Cadet Programme.


Youth Orchestra

The best young instrumentalists in the province from all backgrounds have the unique opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience by playing in the Free State Youth Orchestra, managed by the FSSO since 2009.