Serving Richmond since 1958, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) is a membership-based, non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a volunteer base to support the Richmond Symphony through fundraising, education and community involvement. The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization. The RSOL was formed in 1958 as the Women’s Committee of the Richmond Symphony, as an all ladies organization. The organization voted, in 1993, to change its name to the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (RSOL), opening its membership to both men and women. The membership now stands at 175 and growing. The group is dedicated to supporting, assisting and encouraging the growth and development of the Richmond Symphony. To accomplish this goal, the RSOL has developed a variety of programs and activities to stimulate interest in and appreciation of the Symphony and its music among diverse audiences as well as to provide opportunities for fundraising on behalf of the Symphony.
1958 The Women's Committee of the Richmond Symphony was formally organized in 1958 with Mrs. Rives Fleming Jr. as Chair. When it originated as the Women's Committee in 1958, the purpose was "to support, assist and further the aims of the Richmond Symphony." This was primarily accomplished through ticket sales.
1984 The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League hosted the first Designer House fund raiser event.
1993 The Women’s Committee voted to change its name to the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (RSOL), and opened membership to both men and women.
2000 Another supporting organization for the Richmond Symphony, Allegro, whose initial purpose was to promote audience development, joined forces with the RSOL.
2008 The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League celebrated 50 years of service to the Richmond Symphony.
2014 The original Women's Committee membership of 75 has grown to more than 150 Richmond Symphony Orchestra League members, representing all areas of the Richmond community. As the programs and services of the Symphony have expanded, the League has continued to sponsor education programs and fund raising projects to assist and encourage the growth and development of the Richmond Symphony. In June, 2014, RSOL's 2012 Designer House was recognized with a national award by the League of American Orchestras.