The mission of the Topeka Symphony Society is to encourage and cultivate appreciation and support for fine music in northeast Kansas by presenting performances of high quality and by providing educational and performance opportunities for youth.
The Topeka Symphony is proud to offer its patrons many different options for purchasing tickets. Learn more…
How to Order Tickets:
Buy tickets online or charge by phone at the TSO Office, (785) 232-2032. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Major Credit Cards accepted. Email the TSO office or fax (785) 232-6204.
Box Office:
Tickets may be purchased at the site of the performance one hour prior to the concert.

TSO Administrative Staff



Brett Robison

Executive Director

Brett Robison joined the Topeka Symphony Orchestra in May 2021 as Executive Director. Brett brings an extensive background in nonprofit leadership as a former founder, artistic director, and executive director of the music nonprofit organization Scottsdale Musical Arts (SMA), in Scottsdale, AZ. Part of his responsibilities with SMA included building and directing both a youth orchestra and adult orchestra program that served and enhanced the Phoenix and Scottsdale communities. Before coming to Northeast Kansas, Brett had been a full-time assistant professor of music at Viterbo University where he directed the choral program and taught conducting, choral methods, music appreciation, and voice. Early in his career, Brett was a public school educator and taught vocal and choral music in Minnesota, Iowa, and Arizona. Brett has found a calling in nonprofit leadership and recently completed his Master of Business Administration degree to strengthen his marketing, strategic planning, fundraising, and management skills. He brings a growth mindset to the organizations he serves and a passion for music, music education, and working for the underserved in our communities. Brett loves to travel, hike, read, golf, and spend quality time with his wife, three children, and grandson.




General Manager

Kathy Maag has been involved with the Topeka Symphony for more than 30 years, beginning as a dedicated volunteer and member of the Symphony League, including serving as president. She served as the volunteer General Manager from 2001 to 2003. In 2003 she became the full-time general manager of the TSO. She was honored with the Charles Marling Award in 2002. She continues her work at the Symphony, focusing on patron, musician, and board communications, as well as helping cultivate corporate and individual sponsorships and overall support for the Symphony. Kathy’s lifelong love of music was cultivated at a young age and continued through her years as a student at Washburn University where she received her BBA degree and was a member of the Washburn Belles. Kathy’s passion for and commitment to the TSO all these years comes from a desire to see that the Topeka Symphony continues to grow, not only as a professional orchestra which enriches the community, but that the organization continues to provide support for young musicians throughout northeast Kansas. Kathy’s volunteer interests include Washburn University, Alpha Phi, Minerva Club and her church. Kathy and her husband, Jim, have two children and four grandchildren.



Operations Manager

Eman Chalshotori joined the Topeka Symphony as Operations Manager in 2022. He is currently a performing member of the TSO since 2012 and serves as the orchestra’s Principal Cellist. As a performer, Eman is an accomplished cellist working with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, the Saint Joseph Symphony, the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, and the Kansas City Symphony. His experience in arts management and library operations coupled with his orchestral experience bring an exciting energy to the Topeka Symphony administration.


Kathryn Bolinger

Administrative Assistant

Kathryn Bolinger joined the Topeka Symphony as Administrative Assistant in 2022. She is currently a student at Washburn University studying both Music Performance (Flute) and Pure Mathematics. Kathryn performs in several ensembles at Washburn University, including the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Honors Woodwind Quintet. She holds several officer positions in the many organizations she is involved in, including the President of NAfME and the Recording Secretary of SAI. Kathryn has held many other positions, and she uses the skills she has gained from her involvement to aid the symphony.

We invite your questions, comments, or concerns. Visit our office located at 519 SW 37th Street (9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday) or contact us via mail, phone, fax, or e-mail:

Topeka Symphony

PO Box 2206, Topeka, KS 66601-2206
Phone: (785) 232-2032
Fax: (785) 232-6204
e-mail: tso@topekasymphony.org