Our Mission

The mission of the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra is to prepare, promote, and perform orchestral music for audiences in the Benzie County area. The mission is supported by three mutually reinforcing elements:

Artistic Excellence: pursue a standard of excellence in the performance of orchestral music

Musical Development: provide a musical environment that encourages lifelong musical participation and enjoyment

Education: ensure growth in musical skills and knowledge of orchestral music

2019 Concert Series


Join us for one of our four performances in the 2019 concert season, which runs from July to October. See the full schedule.

Our Conductor

Tom Riccobono

The Benzie Symphony Orchestra is led my  Mr. Tom Riccobono, who is an instructor at Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Adult Band Camp and Principal Trombonist with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Learn More.


The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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For information about joining BASO, volunteering, or supporting our mission contact: 

Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra

8685 Fourth Avenue, Onekama, MI 49675

(231) 889-7182