Residents of Southern Alberta are justly proud of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, a true community orchestra that combines the talents of many of this area’s finest musicians.
Founded in 1960, and incorporated as a charitable non-profit in 1961, our first half-century of music was created by local artists who played on a volunteer basis. They gave freely of their time and talents so that audiences might share with them the joys of symphonic music. A resident music director was hired in 1978, and our resident professional quartet was founded in 1982.
Today, your Symphony still comes from a broad cross-section of the community. 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.