The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) was established in 1971, when the orchestra changed its name from the Media Community Symphony. In 1975, the DCS merged with the Springfield Sinfonietta, and Roman Pawlowski was selected as the
music director of this combined group the following year. The DCS operated under the sponsorship of the Delaware County Community College until 1987, when the DCS moved to the Life Center at Neumann College (now Neumann University) in Aston. With this move, the orchestra gained a larger auditorium and stage, an equipment storage room, and auxiliary meeting and reception facilities. The DCS was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1988. Mr. Pawlowski retired in 2010, and was succeeded by Jeremy Gill. In 2013, Tim Ribchester was selected as the
music director to replace Dr. Gill who relocated to Boston. At the
conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, Mr. Ribchester moved to Europe, and
at present, the orchestra is engaged in a search process to select a new
music director. The DCS is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are elected from individuals both within and outside of the symphony orchestra.