The Friends of the Aiken Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1986 to bring exceptional music to our community. We do this through our partnership with Aiken Symphony Orchestra (ASO). The Friends is responsible for seeking Sponsors and conducting Special Events that raise funds for the music programs for students and the ASO concert series. The student programs include the Youth Concert Series for all fifth-grade students in Aiken and Edgefield counties. To date, more than 35,500 fifth graders have attended these concerts. In addition, advertising in the ASO concert Program is a project of the Friends in support of your Aiken Symphony Orchestra.

The Friends is an all-volunteer organization. Generous contributions by individuals, corporate sponsors, advertising by local businesses in the concert program, and grant awards happen because of the efforts of Friends, passionate about bringing great music to Aiken. We thank our sponsors, program advertisers, donors, members, and all who attend ASO concerts. The Friends of Aiken Symphony Orchestra is a 501(C)3 corporation.