The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra fosters the performance of orchestral music, maintaining artistic integrity and responsibility within the community, while embracing the ideals of challenge, partnership, outreach, and leadership. The NSO provides the community with a comprehensive program of activities which satisfies concert-goers of all ages as well as the needs of professional, amateur, and student musicians.
About NEWFOUNDLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1962 and incorporated in 1979, the NSO has evolved into a 70-member semi-professional orchestra with a full time core including a resident string quartet (Atlantic String Quartet). Together with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Philharmonic Choir, the NSO family comprises some 350 individuals and is by far the largest single employer of professional musicians in the province. The performance skills of many of our province’s music teachers have been honed and maintained by being a part of the NSO organization and many current NSO members maintain teaching studios serving countless numbers of young people throughout the region. Our contribution to the cultural economy of Newfoundland and Labrador is significant.