Since 1963

What Is Vanguard?

Since 1963, Vanguard has been a fundraising and support group for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. We usher at concerts, we provide homes for visiting artists, we help the ASO staff with office work and children’s programs, we prepare food for musicians and much more.

We organize stimulating, informative and enjoyable fundraising trips to various regional venues for members and the public. Recent destinations include the Culinary Institute of America, the Sagamore at Lake George and a stage play in Bennington, Vermont.

We enjoy creating our own fundraising events at local points of interest and beautiful private homes. Tea & Symphony, Holiday parties and luncheons as well as shopping afternoons at Talbots have been great opportunities for meeting old friends and making new ones.

We do BIG things too! For many years our Showhouse was a much anticipated Capital District spring experience. We even tried our hand at sponsoring a golf tournament!  Unfortunately, Covid-19 has forced us to let go of some of these new and old traditions. We are now looking for fresh and creative ideas to resume our fundraising activities safely.  Maybe YOU can help us!  Write to our email or call the ASO office for more Vanguard information.

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Give Us A Try

Do you have a passion for new and traditional classical music? Do you have a talent for fundraising? Do you care about music education for the children and families of our region? Do you like to promote Farm outings, Day trips, Golf-playing, or Fashion shows? Do you just want to help sustain our Grammy Award-winning Albany Symphony Orchestra?

If so, we would love to hear from you!