About Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Our first half-century of music was created by local artists who played on a volunteer basis, with the exception of the resident professional quartet, founded in 1982, and the principal wind, brass and percussion players. They gave freely of their time and talents so that audiences might share with them the joys of symphonic music.

Today, your Symphony still comes from a broad cross-section of the community, but we have embarked on an exciting journey towards professionalizing our ensemble. In addition to many skilled amateur players, the orchestra is composed of outstanding local professionals, as well as talented students. Occasionally, a few professional players are brought in to fill positions that cannot be filled locally.