With a compliment of 60+ players, the Symphony is the senior most group in the OSYO family of ensembles. Open to high school and post-secondary instrumentalists the Symphony performs repertoire spanning a wide range genres from classical and romantic to contemporary works for full symphony orchestra. Members of the Symphony also participate in smaller chamber ensembles including string orchestra, brass choir and chamber groups.
In addition to regular performances for the public, the Symphony has also traveled internationally, performing at festivals and competitions in the United States and Europe. The Symphony recently returned from a successful tour of Vienna, Austria, where the orchestra represented Canada at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival, culminating in a performance in the Golden Hall of the world-famous Musikverein.
Under the direction of Colin Clarke, the Symphony performs three major concerts each season.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 pm at Kings Christian Collegiate 528 Burnhamthorpe Rd West in Oakville. Rehearsals begin in September and run through to May. Auditions are held in late May and early September, however, additional auditions can be scheduled through the season for new members. Please visit www.osyo.ca/auditions to fill out our registration form. You will be contact shortly thereafter with an audition time.
BIZET “Farandole” from L’Arlésienne Suite No.2 | RESPIGHI Ancient Airs & Dances | VIVALDI Gloria | SAINT-SAËNS Danes Bacchanale | MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G | HOPPER Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello & Orchestra | ELGAR “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations | BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances | WILLIAMS Symphonic Danes No.3 “Fiesta” | REED Russian Christmas Music