The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1972 to provide performances of the highest artistic caliber to entertain, educate enrich, and expand the cultural lives of the residents of the area.

Nationally known conductor Allan R Scott has served as the SPSO Music Director since the 2002–2003 season. Founding Music Director Leonard Murphy had shaped the orchestra, originally known as the North Penn Symphony, into a cultural fixture of the North Penn region. Maestro Scott has used his artistic vision to bring the ensemble to its current professional level. Recognized for his innovative programming with the Helena Symphony Orchestra in Montana, he has vastly expanded the orchestra’s level of performance, repertoire and outreach.

SPSO sponsors Pre-Concert Conductor’s Crash Courses, Young Artists Competitions, and Kid Konductors!, an opportunity for children to conduct the orchestra at the annual holiday family concert.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.


Allan R. Scott, Music Director & Conductor
Robert Bugge, Operations Manager
Carol Mattes, Marketing Assistant
Beth Vilsmeier, Personnel Manager
Jane Nechin, Librarian & Personnel Manager
John Kerney, Stage Manager

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Diana Norton - Public Relations
Lori Pederson - Graphic Artist
Deanna Johnson - Webmaster

Board of Directors

Kiran Padgaonkar, President
Emily Guglielmi, Vice President & Secretary
Robert Bugge, Treasurer

Kiran Padgaonkar, Chair
Allan R. Scott, ex officio
Robert Bugge
Lorie Milano Taylor
Emily Guglielmi
Samuel Swansen, Esq.
Will Nagle
Beth Vilsmeier
Jane Nechin
Walter D. Willihnganz, M.D.