Because every gift makes a difference.

Because ticket sales cover less than a third of the cost of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra’s concerts, the RSO depends upon sponsorships from businesses and individuals throughout the community. Sponsorships are available to fit a wide variety of needs and budgets.

Just a few of the sponsorship opportunities are listed below. For more information please email Rita May or call 248-652-9154.

RSO Partnering Sponsor

Concert Co-Sponsorship

Guest Artist Sponsor
$1,000-$4,000/varies by artist

Conductor’s Circle Sponsor

Orchestra Circle Sponsor

RSO Benefactor

RSO Patron

Friend of the RSO


  • L. Margaret Bylen
  • Mrs. Ginny DeSteiger
  • Kerstin & Dirk Etzler
  • Allan & Marguerite Jacob
  • Caroline & Ted Jacob
  • Mrs. Marilyn Joul
  • Susan Clark Joul
  • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Olson
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Phelps
  • Mrs. Jeanne Pichel
  • Alan & Mary Ann Reidinger
  • Jack & Phyllis Relyea
  • Mrs. Dawn Saville
  • George & Elizabeth Seifert Foundation
  • Thomas & Yang Stewart
  • Ms. Angeline Thorner
  • Linda Wishkovich


  • June Hullinger
  • Isabelle Owens
  • Shirley Sikov
  • Debbie Kitson
  • Patty Semrau
  • Donna Ritter
  • Karen Sobrilsky
  • Sharon Arcari

Annual Fund Performance Partner

Any and all amounts, any time of  year, are welcome. Because every gift makes a difference.

Family Trusts/Foundation Sponsorship information available Community Foundation Funding Endowments

Performance Partners Annual Fund Campaign

Every gift tells a story when each and every donor, musician, ticket holder and student who benefits from RSO programming also has a unique story to share. Stories of gratitude, inspiration and purpose. But without your Performance Partner support those stories could end… What’s your story?

Your Performance Partner Annual Fund gift makes all stories possible.

The Performance Partners Annual Fund is the RSO’s Top giving priority. Since the proceeds directly support day to day operation of the RSO, the gap between ticket sales and expenses is cleared. When you become a Performance Partner you put music in the community. We need your financial support to keep the music playing each and every year. Please donate today so the stories continue!! You can also visit the Rochester Symphony Guild Tab to view the list of Festival of Parties events. These events celebrate the RSO as well as provide a wide variety of social events throughout the season.