Welcome to the DRSO Archives!

As part of our 70th anniversary season, we are collecting and digitizing concert programs, photos – old and new, articles, writings and musings as a way to preserve and share our storied history. As we collect material, we will be posting them on this page. We hope you enjoy perusing the DRSO journey to becoming one of Canada’s oldest community orchestras, right here in Deep River, ON!

We also welcome any historical material you would like to share with us. Feel free to send information and/or electronic files to

Written History

As part of our 50th Anniversary Season celebrations, we featured historical write-ups in each of our concert programs. These articles were researched and written by John Hulbert, a long-time member of the DRSO (as were several members of his family!).

Concert Programs

Below you will find Programs of many different types of performances by what was officially know as the Instrumental Music Association (IMA). In fact, although we are called the Deep River Symphony Orchestra publicly, we are still listed as the IMA privately. We are continuing to add new programs to this list so check back regularly. There are some gaps in years but if you can fill them, please let us know!