Niagara Symphony Orchestra Announces CIBC as Multi-Year Season Sponsor

Aug 05, 2015

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is pleased to announce CIBC as its Multi-Year Season Sponsor, committing $150,000 to support the NSO’s next three concert seasons being presented at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. 

On October 31, 2015 the NSO will move to its new home in the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St Catharines. Thanks to CIBC’s investment, the NSO will expand its five-concert Masterworks series to seven-concerts, focusing on repertoire that enriches the musicians and builds a Saturday night Classical audience for the 2016-2017 season.

“At CIBC, we believe in building strong and vibrant communities where we live, work and do business,” says Grant Rasmussen, CIBC’s Region Head for Ontario.  “We’re proud to support The Niagara Symphony Orchestra in bringing the arts and sounds of our Niagara region to life for our residents and visitors alike.”

“Funding from CIBC will allow for four concerts to feature the larger masterworks repertoire and be performed in Partridge Hall on Sunday afternoons.  The new concert series events will be held Saturday night and Sunday afternoon in Cairns Hall, and will include innovative programming with a focus on Classical repertoire (Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven), featuring an intimate chamber orchestra”. says NSO Music Director Bradley Thachuk. “CIBC’s support is a gift to both the NSO and the Niagara community.”

“The NSO is very proud to announce CIBC’s support in our inaugural season at the new PAC,”said Candice Turner-Smith, NSO Managing Director. “Partnering with CIBC is a wonderful opportunity to increase the orchestra’s visibility to draw new and younger audiences, and impact the revitalization of the downtown core. We’re so very grateful.”

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra is privileged to acknowledge renowned philanthropists Carol and David Appel for their assistance



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