MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA
OBOE/ ENGLISH HORN
CLARINET/ BASS CLARINET
KEYBOARD/ ORGAN/ CELESTE
BOARD & GOVERNANCE
The NSO board is made up of a diverse group of local community members who give of their time to help guide the organization using their talents and experience.
Meet our admin team – this small group of staff and volunteers handle the day-to-day operations of the NSO.
Established in 1962 and incorporated in 1979, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra helps make our province a better place in which to live by fostering the live performance of orchestral music. With nearly 70% of our annual expenses directed onstage, the orchestra performs more than 25 times each year offering educational, outreach and concert experiences to more than 15,000 Newfoundlanders & Labradorians, including many young music lovers.
The NSO is the only orchestra and largest arts organization in Newfoundland and Labrador and is by far the largest employer of professional musicians in the province and is composed of contract musicians, fee-per-service, students from the School of Music – MUN (through the Orchestral Chairs Program), and community volunteers. The full Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra presents a variety of concerts each season as does the NSO Sinfonia (an ensemble consisting of 16 string players supplemented with other musicians as required.) The Atlantic String Quartet (ASQ) is the resident string quartet of the NSO and is comprised of its Concertmaster, Principal Second Violin, Principal Viola, and Principal Cellist. All three ensembles present their own series of concerts plus special events.
The Philharmonic Choir of the NSO (PCNSO), an NSO-affiliated organization, is an auditioned community choir of 86 members which was formed to support the choral activities of the NSO. Over the past twenty-seven years, the choir has performed in many NSO productions ranging from oratorio to opera in concert.
The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra also maintains partnerships with Calos Youth Orchestras, a youth ensemble whose members range in age from 14-23 and Shallaway Youth Choir, an award-winning youth choir with members ranging from 5-18.