2017-2018 Season

Saturday Oct. 21, 7:30pm
Jenkins - Palladio (1st mov’t)
Grieg - Norwegian Dances
Franck - Symphony in D minor

Saturday Dec. 16, 7:30pm
Sunday Dec. 17, 3:00pm
Handel - Messiah

Saturday Jan. 13, 3:00pm
Baroque Matinee:
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Saturday Mar. 3, 7:30pm
Lau - A Dream of Dawn
Burge - Canadian Shield
Teehan - Zephyr
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No.2

Saturday May 5, 7:30pm
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Gounod - Petite Symphonie
Brahms - Symphony No. 4

Welcome to the Deep River Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the website of the Deep River Symphony Orchestra. We are very excited about our 2017-2018 season, and we hope that you will be too! Our Music Director, Peter Morris, has planned a varied season of five concerts, featuring local and professional Canadian soloists. Highlights are a performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Deep River Choral Group and stellar guest solo vocalists, including our own Kevin Myers; Deep River native, Megan Jones returns to perform The Seasons by Vivaldi; and local student, Hai-Ling Rao will perform a piano concerto. Please see our Season Brochure for full details of all the concerts and how to subscribe.

The DRSO is a small community orchestra which is entering its 65th year of providing orchestral music to our local community. The mission of the DRSO goes beyond providing entertainment. We believe that we provide an important link with our cultural past; we work at fostering a love for orchestral music in our community and especially in our youth; we provide an opportunity for young players to develop their skills and hopefully inspire them to continue playing with an orchestra in the future; and at our best, we enable the audience to experience the music at a level that transcends the ordinary, and together we are lifted beyond our everyday existence to celebrate the creativity of the human spirit. We hope that we will be able to share our music with you this season.

The DRSO would like to thank all of the individuals who work very hard to ensure that the season is a success. These individuals include our Music Director, board members, players, both amateur and professional, local music teachers who encourage their students to join the orchestra, and parents who support their children’s musical accomplishments. We also thank all of those private citizens who make donations and our corporate sponsors, as well as being grateful for the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council. Finally, we sincerely thank all past, present and future audience members, for without you, there would be no orchestra. See you at the concerts!

Jane Craig,
President, DRSO

All concerts are held at Childs Auditorium, Mackenzie Community School, Brockhouse Way, Deep River.