70th Anniversary Concert Season

Apr 20, 2017

Presenting the NSO's 2017-2018 Concert Season

Niagara, Ontario, April 20, 2017

Announcing the Niagara Symphony Orchestra's 2017-2018 season:  Earlier this evening, at a special event for subscribers, donors and sponsors, NSO Music Director Bradley Thachuk presented the 17/18 concert programming, a season-long celebration honouring the 70th anniversary of the NSO. 

In a season commemorating a stellar past and looking ahead to a future bright with possibilities, Maestro Thachuk showcases his resolute commitment to Canada's gifted artists and begins a new symphony cycle.  2017-18 highlights include the welcome return of Aisslinn Nosky, Principal Guest Conductor of the NSO, and Stewart Goodyear, our 2015-16 Artist in Residence; a little-known symphonic gem by John Williams; a salute to the origins of POPS! concerts; as well as the launch of the NSO's ambitious new Sibelius cycle.

The NSO's 70th anniversary season - Canada's 150th - explores our nation's unique voice through the music of composers and performers of boundless creativity and passion. Established artists such as Aisslinn Nosky, Stewart Goodyear, Sarah Slean, and Eleanor McCain will grace the concert stages; the NSO introduces rising stars Claire de Sévigné and Bryan Cheng to Niagara audiences; it is an honour to feature iconic composers and songwriters such as Estacio, Tse, Cohen and Mitchell.  Next season also features NSO Principal Bassoon Anna Norris, on the Masterworks series; three captivating Classical Family concerts; and a sparkling POPS! series.

2017-2018 will be a notable season of celebration and remembrance, with truly outstanding guest artists.  As always, it's all about the music.

Download the 2017-2018 Concert Brochure

The NSO at 70!  

Niagara's own symphony has grown from its founding in 1948 as the St. Catharines Civic Orchestra, developing into a professional symphony committed to excellence on the concert stage and engagement in the community through outreach and education programmes.  

To commemorate this landmark anniversary, the NSO has created a digital exhibit with the Virtual Museum of Canada, documenting its history and creating a national platform to celebrate this milestone.  Furthermore, a photo retrospective will hang in the upper lobby of Partridge Hall for the duration of the 2017-18 season, presented in collaboration with the City of St. Catharines. For more information please visit our Community Memories Page.