Founded in 1983 as Nagoya City Orchestra, it started to present subscription concerts in 1988. That year saw the beginning of the organizational and musical growth.
Since 1990, the orchestra has been offered a free rehearsal studio and financial support by Iwakura City. It, in return, associated not only with Nagoya but also with Iwakura and other cities in Aichi Prefecture, the orchestra was renamed Japan Central Symphony Orchestra (Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra) in 1997.
In April 2009,Japan Central Symphony Orchestra started afresh as General Incorporated Associations. Japan Central Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013.
Since April 2014, Leoš Svárovský has been appointed to the Music Director. KOMATSU Chosei serves as Honorary Conductor, KOTANI Seiichi as Resident Conductor and MATSUO Yoko as Special Guest Conductor, SAITO Ichiro as Principal Guest Conductor, TSUNODA Kosuke as Conductor.
Presently, Japan Central Symphony Orchestra performs concerto series, Beethoven 9th, ballet, opera and musical in addition to seven subscription concerts annually.
Japan Central Symphony Orchestra performance of the Programs for International Cultural Exchange and Cooperation of the Agency for Cultural Affairs was held in Inner Mongolia, China(2007) and Bangkok in Thai(2009), and both received high praise.
Educational programs such as workshop are another interest of the orchestra. It gives as many as 100 school concerts of varied instrumentation and repertoire, which are welcome everywhere.
In 1996, Japan Central Symphony Orchestra was given "Aichi Prefecture Arts & Culture Award" and in 2005 "The Art- Encouragement Prize from Nagoya city in fiscal year 2004”and in 2007 “The Nagoya music pen-club Prize".