“The purpose of art is the lifelong construction of a state of wonder.”  Glenn Gould

For seventy years, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra has endeavored to do exactly that:  create a state of profound wonder for our audience.  Wonder inspired by hearing the exquisite artistry of renowned soloists such as Maureen Forrester, Glenn Gould himself, and James Ehnes; by watching consummate professionals share their art and craft; and by making the move with us to a magnificent new state-of-the-art concert venue.  In 2017-2018, the NSO embarks on a milestone season:  our 70th Anniversary.  We will honour the orchestra’s fascinating history and look ahead to celebrating a future of boundless promise.  

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra is woven into the cultural fabric of the Niagara Region.  On stage, the NSO offers 24 wonder-filled concerts each year, but also contributes in the community through its education initiatives such as Summer Music Camp, the NSO Story Quartet school tour, and key partnerships with Brock University, Lifelong Learning, local schools boards, Ridley College and the Folk Arts Centre.  NSO musicians make their homes in Niagara, share their expertise here as teachers, and are invested in the future of the region.  The orchestra remains a committed advocate for the vital role all the creative arts serve in a flourishing society. 

Our staunch supporters, donors and audience members alike, are an integral part of the NSO’s accomplishments; we welcome this opportunity to acknowledge with thanks your commitment to the NSO.  With your continued financial support, the NSO will sustain and build on a dynamic momentum.  Join us as we enter our next decade with confidence and a renewed dedication to creating that “state of wonder” for Niagara.

70 years of marvellous inspiration - a goal of $70,000 to support ongoing programming, community outreach and education initiatives. Join renowned philanthropists and NSO Supporters, David & Carol Appel, in helping the orchestra reach its target!
More Information about how your donation benefits the community can be found HERE 

As a registered not-for-profit arts organization, the NSO receives support from individual donors, corporate sponsors and federal, provincial, regional and municipal governments, all of whom recognize the vital role the creative arts play in developing and sustaining a thriving community.