Welcome to the Danville Symphony Orchestra!

The Danville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1967 and is comprised of over sixty talented musicians led by Jeremy Swerling, Music Director and Conductor. We enrich the eastern Illinois and western Indiana communities with four concerts held in the Danville High School Auditorium and two youth concerts for area schools each year as well as the occasional special event.

Join us for our 48th season!

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    Now in his 16th season as music director of the DSO, Maestro Swerling’s innovative programming and enthusiastic podium presence have helped lead the Orchestra’s growth and development to many record achievements including ticket sales, fundraising, education programs and most importantly, artistic success. Last year, the Danville community honored his accomplishments by establishing the Jeremy A. Swerling Podium Endowment.

  • Terence_Mayhue_280x400.jpgTerence Mayhue is currently the Percussion Instructor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and at Marian University. At each of these universities, he gives all applied instruction and instructs the Percussion Ensemble and World Percussion program. Terence is also an Instructor at Ben Davis High School where he gives applied lessons in percussion, commercial piano, commercial voice, and commercial guitar. In addition to applied instruction there, he also works with the Marching Band, Winter Percussion Ensemble, Concert and Commercial Percussion Ensembles, and the Jazz Ensemble.

  • Raj_Karinattu_267x400.JPGRaising funds for nonprofit agencies is a passion of Raj Karinattu’s. Karinattu has been recognized in the past for her volunteerism with various local organizations. The Danville Symphony Orchestra appreciates the time, talent and energy that Karinattu puts towards fundraising for the organization. Karinattu said she gets that talent naturally from her father, who was a fundraiser in India.


Contribute to DSO


Music inspires your passions, likes, loves, interests and general enjoyment of life. Music is one of the few universal languages that unites us as a people. With support from our many corporate and individual contributors, the Danville Symphony Orchestra can continue to create the music that ignites your inspirations.


If you have been coming to concerts for any length of time, you know that the orchestra's quality and its presentations have improved dramatically in recent years. An endowment will maintain this progress and ensure that the Danville area has an excellent source of great music for generations to come.

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Your gift will help ensure the future of our symphony for generations to come! Your help, our foundation can continue support of the Danville Symphony Orchestra's artistic and educational programs.


Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the community and gain invaluable experience, and also fosters deep personal growth. Whether you would like to take a short volunteer assignment or a prolonged one, the Danville Symphony Orchestra provides challenging and rewarding volunteer programs.


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