2016-2017 Season

Saturday Oct. 22, 7:30pm
Frescobaldi - Toccata
Schumann - Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian”

Saturday Dec. 17, 7:30pm
Perfect Christmas Choral Concert:
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Ouchterlony - Carol Cantata
Martin - The Winter Rose

Saturday Jan. 14, 3:00pm
Baroque Matinee:
Vivaldi - Sinfonia
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 cellos
J.S. Bach - Cello Suites No. 1 & 2

Saturday Mar. 4, 7:30pm
Gallant - Chanson Populaire
Fleming - Four Fantasias on Canadian Folk Themes
Berlioz - Hungarian March
Offenbach - Ballet Parisien
Anderson - Jazz Pizzicato; Plink, Plank, Plunk; Sleigh Ride; Turkey in the Straw
Copland - Hoe Down

Saturday Apr. 29, 7:30pm
Beethoven - “Coriolan” Overture
Von Weber - Clarinet Concerto No.1
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Welcome to the Deep River Symphony Orchestra

Peter Morris Celebrating Peter Morris' 25th season as Music Director!

Welcome to the website of the Deep River Symphony Orchestra. We are very excited about our 2016-2017 season, and we hope that you will be too! Our Music Director, Peter Morris, has planned a varied season of five concerts, featuring local and professional Canadian soloists. At our first concert of the season, we welcome back pianist, David Jalbert. In December, we are joined by the Deep River Choral Group for “The Perfect Christmas Concert”. Our Baroque matinee features cellists, Brandon Wilke and Thaddeus Morden. Our last soloist of the season is clarinetist, Shauna McDonald who will be performing in April. Please see our Season Brochure for full details of all the concerts and how to subscribe.

The DRSO is a small community orchestra which is entering its 64th year of providing orchestral music to our local community. The mission of the DRSO goes beyond providing entertainment. We believe that we provide an important link with our cultural past; we work at fostering a love for orchestral music in our community and especially in our youth; we provide an opportunity for young players to develop their skills and hopefully inspire them to continue playing with an orchestra in the future; and at our best, we enable the audience to experience the music at a level that transcends the ordinary, and together we are lifted beyond our everyday existence to celebrate the creativity of the human spirit. We hope that we will be able to share our music with you this season.

The DRSO would like to thank all of the individuals who work very hard to ensure that the season is a success. These individuals include our Music Director, board members, players, both amateur and professional, local music teachers who encourage their students to join the orchestra, and parents who support their children’s musical accomplishments. We also thank all of those private citizens who make donations and our corporate sponsors, as well as being grateful for the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council. Finally, we sincerely thank all past, present and future audience members, for without you, there would be no orchestra. See you at the concerts!

Jane Craig,
President, DRSO