The WSO is a regional orchestra under Music Director/Conductor Max Hobart, a long-time member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Founded in 1948 as the Wellesley Community Orchestra, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra was the brainchild of Wellesley residents: BSO violinist Rolland Tapley and Mrs. William Vogler. Maestro Tapley served as music director and conductor for nearly thirty years, offering three or four concerts each season, including a Pops Concert and a Youth Concert. Performances were held in various locations in Wellesley, Littleton and Framingham. Mr. Tapley retired in 1973 and was succeeded by Robert J. Prins (1972-1991) and Michael Webster (1992-1993). Max Hobart has been at the helm since 1993. Since 1984 the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra has been orchestra-in-residence at MassBay Community College.
We love performing and bringing great music to the community!
Now in its 72nd season, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit institution dedicated to providing Wellesley and the surrounding communities with excellent musical programs; and to helping support composers and new music; and to helping our young people become performers and audiences in the future. The Orchestra would not exist without the generosity of our donors. Please consider joining our tradition of giving. We value all gifts, regardless of size, as they are essential to help meet our program costs.