Give the Gift of Live Music

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s programs and concerts provide education, entertainment and inspiration to people across central Florida. Together, corporate partners, individual patrons, grant-making foundation and generous donors ensure the ISO is able to bring beautiful music to life.

The Next Generation Fund

Your gifts to the ISO’s Next Generation Fund support educational programs that reach children, students and families through music.


The Orchestra Fund

Inspiration: the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions; the act of drawing in.

Your gifts to the Orchestra Fund ensure that the ISO will remain a vital source of inspiration for generations to come. By supporting the ISO’s musicians, you are making a visible and powerful statement on the importance of music in our community!


The Glass Jar Fund

Through entertainment we are relaxed and energized, alone and in community, we escape the day and find individual moments, all at the same time. The ISO’s performances have been entertaining audiences since 1965, when donations were collected in a large glass jar. Today, Glass Jar Club members honor those beginning years and work to sustain another 50 years of entertainment with their monthly contributions.


Thank you for underwriting education, entertainment and inspiration for your community! With your gift to a restricted fund above, or your unrestricted gift below, you are giving the gift of live music to Polk County!


Your contributions allow the ISO to

  • educate children with classical music,
  • offer scholarships to talented young performers and
  • hold free concerts in the community.

Give music to your community with your one-time gift or monthly sustaining gift to the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.

Why Give?

Ticket sales cover less than ⅓ of operating costs which include musician stipends, music and licensing, rehearsal and performance space and more. Your gifts are critical to the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s ability to bring high quality music to the community. The ISO needs your help to bring “inspiration to generations!”

Direct your gift to one of three funds or to the area of greatest need:

Educate: The Next Generation Fund – The Next Generation Fund enables the Imperial Symphony Orchestra to bring educational initiatives to people of all ages.

Entertain: The Glass Jar Fund – The Glass Jar Fund provides for the Imperial Symphony’s continued performance of high-quality symphonic music for the next generation. Support the Glass Jar Fund with your sustaining gift of $19.65 each month.

Inspire: The Orchestra Fund – The Orchestra Fund ensures that the Imperial Symphony Orchestra will remain a vital source of inspiration for generations. Support the Orchestra Fund with your chair or instrument sponsorship.