Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is an important piece of Winnipeg culture


Symphony Orchestra

.Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is an important piece of Winnipeg culture

Performing more than 80 concerts every year, the Symphony Orchestra consistently wows Winnipeggers and tourists from across the globe with their brilliant musical acts.

Music is a form of art and the Symphony Orchestra does it well. Between touring the globe, putting on family concerts and playing music written by master composers, the Symphony Orchestra covers a great deal of ground so that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy the music they perform.

Education and outreach programs play a major part of the Symphony Orchestra’s role

The W.S.O. is renowned as the largest performing arts organization in Manitoba offering musical education programs. Their goal is for everyone interested to be able to learn about, practice and enjoy music to their heart’s content.

This vision is particularly expressed through the Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to liaising with schools: every year it reaches out to 300 schools with educational music programs. By connecting with so many schools, the W.S.O. is able to reach out to more than 30,000 students each year! The Symphony Orchestra certainly makes it possible for youth to achieve their musical dreams.

In addition, educational concerts are performed by the Symphony Orchestra each year to various students of all ages, from elementary school children to high school teenagers. The organization also works with inner city youths to promote the values of a musical education. Healthcare centres and music students from the University of Manitoba also benefit from programs through the Symphony Orchestra.

Enhance your musical awareness with the W.S.O.

Founded over 60 years ago and performing concerts for 100,000 audience members each year, the W.S.O. focuses on building communities around musical education and celebrating artistic excellence in both professional musicians and new rising stars.

has a vast array of cultural experiences that everyone should partake in on a regular basis. Whether it is visiting an art gallery, participating in one of the many annual festivals in the downtown area, enjoying live theatre or drinking in the beautiful sounds of the Symphony Orchestra, you are sure to have a lovely time and learn something fascinating in the process.

Visit the Symphony Orchestra to make a donation to support one of its many education and outreach programs, or buy tickets to this season’s shows.


Sagan Morrow owns an open-concept condo in ’s Exchange District and loves downtown living. By night she writes the blog Living Healthy in the Real World and is the Executive Director for The Food Label Movement; by day, she coordinates the Dig In local food campaign for Food Matters Manitoba. Sagan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric, Writing and Communications and is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. She enjoys taking in the theatre and art culture of downtown during her spare time.



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