1989 as the UCSF Orchestra
What they do best:
Originally founded by medical professionals at UCSF, Symphony Parnassus is made up of working professionals. The repertoire is general focused on 19th and 20th century composers with an emphasis on lesser known works. The symphony also promotes local talent by casting soloists from the SF area including the Conservatory of Music.
Where to hear them:
Herbst Theater, San Francisco Conservatory of Music