History

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) is a multi-talented group of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to support the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. We have done this for over 50 years through music education programs, audience development, and a number of fundraising projects.

In 1964, a small group of women known as the “Women’s Association,” began soliciting funds for the symphony. Since 1983, when the name was changed to the CSOL®, this group has grown to become a diverse membership of men and women who have provided an incredible amount of support for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Over the years, League members share their talents and expertise by contributing thousands of hours in planning and producing a wide variety of special projects. They include our annual “Gala”, festive “Revels” parties, car sponsorships, plus house tours, including the League’s annual “Symphony Designer Showhouse,” Swing for the Symphony golf tournament, and the promotion of our acclaimed cookbook, Music, Menus and Magnolias.