Southwest Symphony of Hobbs, NM

About Us

Southwest Symphony was founded in 1983 to fulfill a need created by the suspension of the Community Concert Series in Hobbs, NM. From its inception the Symphony has strived to bring a variety of music and dance programs to the citizens of Southeastern New Mexico. Each season Southwest Symphony presents seven concerts that include three classical, semi-classical, and pop music performed by our Southwest Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, the Symphony acts as a presenter to bring four performers that includes a variety of music and dance genres.


The MISSION of Southwest Symphony is to present and promote music programs of the highest artistic quality for the region’s enrichment. It is our aim to promote the arts and to be a cultural resource for Southeastern New Mexico.

There are no upcoming events at this time


Southwest Symphony’s VISION is to foster the availability of music in the general public and school arenas through collaboration with foundations, state and local government, and private corporations and businesses in the region by:

Performing quality orchestral and cultural arts concerts selected from a diverse range of repertoire and genres.

Providing guest artist residencies, and master classes for all five school districts in the region to supplement the music education within the schools. This program aspires to invest in each student’s music education, foster an appreciation for the performing arts, and encourage the arts as a life-long source of inspiration.

To cultivate a new generation of music enthusiasts, performers and audience members. Drawing on its classical roots, as well as venturing into other genres, SWS strives to provide cultural arts to these rural areas while keeping ticket prices affordable for our audience. SWS continues to be a stronghold for the region’s arts accessibility and a great contributor to the local economy.