Founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization by conductor and educator Urs Leonhardt Steiner, the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus is entering its third decade of presenting high quality musical performances and dynamic music education programs to communities in the San Francisco Bay area. These highly successful programs have earned the organization a national and international reputation.

A key vision of Maestro Steiner is to increase audience development and provide access to classical music at the community level. The Golden Gate Symphony achieves this through implementing live music programs through an innovative ensemble orchestra and choral group, providing works ranging from classical to contemporary compositions.