WHAT’S IN A NAME
Orchestra Borealis Society
a large instrumental ensemble used in classical music that contains sections of strings, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments
in taking from aurora borealis, a natural phenomenon characterized by beautiful and ofttimes dramatic washes of multicoloured light across the night sky – reminiscent of, and a visual companion to, the aural quality of orchestral music
Our mission is to entertain, educate and enrich a vibrant cultural community by providing a high-quality orchestral musical experience.
The Orchestra Borealis Society is a vibrant community organization dedicated to providing intellectual and creative growth to advanced community musicians. The membership commits to weekly ensemble rehearsals under the guidance of a professional music director. The music director, musicians, board members, and staff will work with integrity to care for and nurture creativity, friendship and excellence through ensuring high quality, engaging musical performances.
Orchestra Borealis will share its expertise and joy of creating music with the greater Edmonton community by presenting a series of concerts each year at community venues. These concerts may include a variety of musical genres from symphonic repertoire, lesser known composers, and collaborations with solo performers.
Orchestra Borealis will pursue the unique communicative experience that music provides, not just with each other but also with our listeners.