Vallejo Symphony seeks to be at the forefront of the artistic evolution and renaissance of our community.
VALLEJO SYMPHONY was founded on the shared belief that music is a powerful force for bringing a community together and that live music is an essential part of a richly lived life. Founded in 1931 by a group of community leaders seeking to revitalize their city during the Great Depression, the Symphony has remained a cornerstone of Vallejo’s cultural life in the decades since.
Since its inception, Vallejo Symphony has grown in stature under a succession of music directors. After the establishment of the Vallejo Symphony Association in the 1960s, Dr. George Wargo took the podium and led the orchestra for 21 years. His tenure was succeeded by that of David Ramadanoff, a former associate conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and winner of the 1980 Leopold Stokowski Conducting Award. Under his three decades of dynamic leadership the Vallejo Symphony developed into an orchestra with regional appeal and expanded to include musicians from the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
Vallejo Symphony is now proud to serve under the baton of Maestro Marc Taddei. Maestro Taddei, a native of New Jersey, lives and works in New Zealand where he has been Music Director of Orchestra Wellington since 2007. With his first season in 2016/2017, Maestro Taddei took Vallejo Symphony audiences on a tour through Haydn’s ‘Morning’ ‘Noon’ and ‘Night’ Symphonies. Together, Vallejo Symphony and Maestro Taddei seek to present unique seasons that contribute to and enrich the Bay Area arts scene.
Vallejo Symphony takes pride in serving as a home for cultural exchange in our growing city and strives to present vibrant music for all. We invite you to join us to see what the artistic journey of our city may hold!