Music builds community. Music unites us. Let's play our part. 

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra brings audiences closer through music in the concert hall, but we are equally invested in community outreach: hands-on exploration; performances of original works in school, seniors' centres and public spaces; music education helping thousands of children experience music in their classrooms; and partnerships with service organizations bringing first-time audiences to the concert hall to unite and inspire a love of music in those who need it most. 

Each member of our community - the young child trying a flute for the first time, the refugee family attending their very first concert in Canada, the professional musician performing on stage, the couple celebrating their 40th season as subscribers - can share a musical experience that plays a part in defining their past and shaping the future, and we at the NSO want to ensure that this experience is accessible to everyone. 

Your support can help us to inspire imaginations, engage minds, and unite individuals through live performances and education and outreach programs, and initiate innovative partnerships that make music part of the fabric of our lives. Please join us in making a commitment to creating a more connected community through music. 

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Your Donation Supports:

Live Performances &  Guest Artists

  • Masterworks, POPS! & Family Concerts feature internationally acclaimed guest soloists alongside the musicians of your Niagara Symphony. You support means we can continue to present incredible concerts at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. 

Outreach Initiatives

  • We bring music beyond the concert hall and into the community with programs like the hands-on Instrument Petting Zoo, the NSO's Arts & Minds Wind Trio touring Niagara Region schools, and the NSO Story Quartet - soon to be touring Niagara Region Senior's Centres.  
  • Through partnerships with organizations like the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, Bethesda Services,  United Way, Niagara Health Foundation, and the Arts in Medicine initiative at the Walker Family Cancer Centre, the NSO is proud to facilitate a shared musical concert experience that can be inspiring and uplifting.

Education Programs 

  • Introductory music programs for all ages at Summer Music Camp, mentoring young musicians at The Academy@SMC, hosting masterclasses for students, lectures for seniors and service clubs - these programs are at the core of our commitment to providing music education in our community. 
  • The NSO opens doors to the arts, working with local elementary and high schools to share our knowledge and resources through classes, workshops, and concerts, and by creating opportunities for students to be featured in our Spotlight On! program,  or to perform alongside professional musicians of the orchestra! 

Every donation over $20 is eligible for a tax receipt so please consider the Niagara Symphony Orchestra when planning your charitable giving.
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