The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Paul Phillips, provides professional musical direction for over 200 musicians. Each year there are six symphonic concerts, that include family, educational, and choral programs. Membership in both orchestra and chorus is open to any qualified musician. Participants range in age from high school to retirement years. The geographically diverse membership of the orchestra - from 36 different communities in western Massachusetts, and six communities in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont - is testimony to the orchestra’s reputation and quality.