Why partner with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra?

Support of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra is not simply a charitable gift. It is an investment in one of this province’s most important educational, musical, and cultural resources. When arts organizations thrive, Newfoundland & Labrador becomes all the more attractive as a home for new business. Strong arts organizations enhance the quality of life for all of us and indicate the overall health of the local economy.

An investment in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra also represents a significant contribution to the local economy. Not only does the orchestra itself generate full-time jobs and spend money in the community on goods and services, but our audience spends locally. Our economic impact is considerable with a direct spend of nearly $1,000,000 added to the community every year. What’s more, we keep cultural entertainment dollars in the community, directly and indirectly supporting our hotels and restaurants, attracting tourists and skilled workers, and improving the image of St. John’s as a culturally diverse and enticing city in which to visit, work, and live.

Partnership allows companies to show themselves as supportive corporate citizens and provides and excellent opportunity to make products and services visible to an affluent segment of the community. The NSO makes sure to work closely with every sponsor to help maximize the value of their partnership

Financial Information

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra places extremely high value on careful and responsible financial management.  More than 75% of our annual costs are directed onstage, allowing the orchestra to perform more than 20 times each year to 15,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, many of them young music lovers.

Economic Impact 

  • During the 2014/15 Season, Canadian Orchestras presented more than 2,300 concerts for audiences totalling more than 2.5 million.
  • During the 2012/13 Season, Atlantic Canadian orchestras presented more than 120 concerts for more than 70,000 people, including 10,000 young music fans.

If you have any questions or would like to receive further information about how you can help support the NSO, please contact the office at:

T  709.722.4441