The Concordia Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is an auditioned orchestral ensemble under the direction of Dr. Danielle Lisboa, open to members of the Concordia community as well as the wider community. The CSO is currently accepting membership requests for all orchestral sections (woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion).
Concerts feature promising young talents in the community, players within the orchestra’s own ranks, and acclaimed professional musicians in solo performances. The current vision for the new ensemble carries forward almost thirty years of tradition toward artistic excellence in the performance of standard symphonic repertoire, and incorporates a quest for fresh sonorities highlighting Canadian composers, original programming, and audience engagement initiatives.
The CSO develops and nurtures young musicians, invites diversity through membership and repertoire, and seeks to reach out across age, background, and ethnicity in enriching the city’s classical music scene.
Note: CUE students may register instead with the Registrar by census day (here) to earn 1.5 ensemble credits per semester (MUP X66 Fall, MUP X67 Winter). Taking the course for credit involves additional performance and assignment expectations.