The Nation's Oldest Orchestras

Mar 28, 2013

Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1891
Credit Wikimedia Commons

So what are the oldest orchestras in the U.S.? 

The oldest is the New York Philharmonic, formed in 1842, the second is the Boston Symphony, formed in 1881, with the Chicago Symphony dating from 1891, followed by the St. Louis Symphony in 1893, and the New Haven Symphony in 1895. 

Sounds like classical music is here to stay!