Business Number: 119205144RR0001

Our Mission

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is an organization dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of music in the Sudbury Region and surrounding area by providing the opportunity for the public to attend a stimulating program of concerts and by encouraging artistic excellence, commitment and education.

Our Vision: To promote a culture of creativity in the City of Greater Sudbury and aspire to foster a community in which children and adults are exposed to the extraordinary personal benefits that come from participation in music and the arts.

We Value: Excellence in providing quality orchestral performances and classical music education; Open, honest, ethical communication and decision making; Our employee’s, students, patrons, volunteers and the community for their support and contribution; The safety of our students, patrons, musicians and stakeholders of the SSO; Team work, collaboration and partnerships; Continued learning, research and professional development; Wise use of our resources and accountability for our decisions and actions

Our Goals: To increase the awareness, appreciation and performance of Canadian music in the community; To increase outreach and education, in the Sudbury and surrounding area, of classical music, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and its programs; To increase awareness of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra; To attract and maintain private and public funding in order to achieve accessibility, continuity and financial sustainability


Now in its 35th season the Sudbury Symphony has developed into a fine community orchestra. Composed of 40+ musicians from the Sudbury Region, both professional and volunteer musicians, the orchestra's activities are centered around an annual season of six concerts (plus a new special children's matinée performance of the Christmas concert) with additional fundraising concerts and other special events. The orchestra employs a professional conductor, four principal musicians (a Concertmaster, Principal Violin II, Principal Viola and Principal Cello), a part-time rehearsal conductor and personnel manager, as well as approximately ten local professional musicians on a per service/per concert basis. The SSO's core musicians are committed to providing Outreach and Education presentations in the Greater Sudbury Area and surrounding communities. The Conservatory of Music currently employs five teachers, with students enrolled in violin, viola, and cello lessons and ensembles.

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