The Palisades Symphony is a community orchestra founded in 1966 by director Joel B. Lish to foster, promote and increase the musical knowledge and appreciation of the public; to provide qualified musicians with a venue to perform; and to afford contemporary composers an opportunity to have their works performed and heard.

The Symphony gives seven concerts a year, including two with the Brentwood Palisades Chorale, a summer concert version opera, and a Young Artists showcase concert which recognizes the talents of local students.

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, usually at Palisades High School.

The Palisades Symphony is supported by its generous contributors. All concerts are free of charge, and the public is cordially invited to attend.