KBS Symphony Orchestra (KBSSO) was established in 1956 under the Korean
Broadcasting System, the leading public broadcaster in Korea at the time. Having been acquired by the country’s Ministry of Culture and Public Information in 1969 as a national institute, the orchestra returned to its original home at KBS in 1981. The beloved musical institute gained independent legal entity status as a foundational corporation in 2012 with a focus on professional arts management. Today, the KBSSO continues to serve as the face of the classical music scene in Korea.