Our Mission Founded in 1984, the Orchestre symphonique de Laval (OSL) is one of Laval’s main artistic organization,with a roster of 53 professional musicians. Its musicians are graduates of Quebec’s music conservatoriesand universities. The general public is at the heart of each of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval’sactivities. Indeed, the orchestra’s chief mandate is to offer audiences grand symphonic music and providea pleasant listening experience, and this mission of closeness with the public is reflected in each of theOSL’s spheres of activity.The Orchestre symphonique de Laval performs mainly on the territory spanned by Laval, though it isalso taking steps to heighten its public profile in neighbouring communities.
The Orchestre symphonique de Laval’s current artistic director, Alain Trudel, is among the most soughtafter conductors in Canada.A much sought-after conductor, Alain Trudel has led orchestras in the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Hong Kong, and South America. Gifted with a keen spirit of collaboration that is very much appreciated by his colleagues, he has worked with highly renowned artists such as Ben Heppner, Anton Kuerti, Measha Brueggergosman, Herbie Hancock, Alain Lefèvre and Pinchas Zukerman.Previously, the orchestra benefitted from the talents and know-how of seasoned conductors such as Jacques Lacombe (1993-1995) and Jean-François Rivest (1995-2006).
Through you donations, you will greatly contribute to our rich and creative musical seasons!
The Orchestre symphonique de Laval wants to keep developping our programs meant for the younger citizens of the city of Laval. Each year, the Orchestra is working closely with 6000 young students for the pleasure of our audience and of our young musicians.
By contributing to the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, it is like making yourself a gift full of passion and happiness!