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The RDSO is chalk full of talent, beyond the musical variety.  A group of motivated, enthusiastic, committed, inspired lovers of music and members of your community work together in making the RDSO the arts and cultural institution it is.
The RDSO engages highly trained, extremely talented, professional musicians.  We are proud to be able to provide work and support unionized musicians who live in, contribute and enrich our community.
The community of Red Deer is fortunate to have such a talented Maestro who is as passionate about the community as he is about music!  Claude Lapalmeis an accomplished conductor who has been dedicated to the RDSO since 1990.
Our Mission
The RDSO will provide central Alberta with quality symphonic music that is nationally recognized. This will be achieved through creative programming, education and outreach, responsible governance & management , and community partnerships.

Our Vision
To foster an appreciation for, and the development of, symphonic music in central Alberta.

WHAT Our fans say

“To me, the RDSO is one of the ‘gems in Red Deer’s crown’ which makes Red Deer a special place to live.”
– Morris Flewwelling, Former Mayor, City of Red Deer

“The students have told me what a wonderful evening they had.  The opportunity to see live orchestra musicians, let alone sing with them, is one that most of our kids would otherwise never have had.”
– Teacher involved in Choir Kids program

"Your program enhances our musical experience/program in ways that we cannot.  Many of our students would likely not have an opportunity to see live musicians of this quality otherwise."

– Elementary teacher commenting on the Symphonic Show n’ Tell Program


The entire symphony performance warmed my heart and I think the hearts of everyone in the audience.  I hope you realize how much people enjoy the symphony!  I didn't want it to finish!
- RDSO Member

Since the dawn of the Arts Centre at RDC, the community of Red Deer has rallied together to make sure that the RDSO plays on!  28 years young, we are delighted to be bringing quality symphonic music into central Alberta and sharing our love for music with children in our community.

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