The August Symphony Orchestra (TASO) is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by NJSO bassist Martin Sklar.  The orchestra’s objective is to enrich the Garden State community by offering an accessible way for classical orchestral music to be performed, listened to, and appreciated by all. TASO’s mission is to maintain a high standard of quality and performance while bringing people together and upholding a spirit of accessibility, community, and mutual love for classical music. The orchestra welcomes and appreciates the financial support from the public as well as from local companies, financial institutions, and New Jersey state grant foundations.

Music Directors

2005 – 2010    Martin Sklar

2011 – 2015    David Gilbert

2016 –             Michael Avagliano

TASO Concert Jul 31, 2016

Made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.