Sometimes known as RCA Symphony Orchestra, it was founded in 1940 in the USA (Camden, NJ). It began as a salon ensemble created by Nathaniel Shilkret, who was music director of Victor Talking Machine Company between 1916 and 1935. It used players from Leopold Stokowski's orchestra on an ad hoc basis as late as 1940. This orchestra should not be confused with another ad hoc group, called simply the "Victor Orchestra", in NYC for lighter music on the company's budget-black and blue labels.
Orchestra recorded under the pseudonyms, Regent Symphony Orchestra or Golden Symphony Orchestra on budget label recordings.