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© 2019 Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

Tel: 403-340-2948


Join Us For The Season

Enthusiast Membership 2019 - 2020
Sat, Oct 05
Red Deer College
Oct 05, 2019, 8:00 PM – Jun 05, 2020, 10:00 PM
Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5, Canada
Join us next season to enjoy one reserved seat to each Main Series concert and a 10% discount on single ticket purchases.
Czech Out These Bohemians
Sat, Nov 02
Red Deer College Arts Centre
Nov 02, 8:00 PM
Red Deer College Arts Centre, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Master Series Concert 2 Proudly sponsored by Kevin & Ann Waschuk.
Stringing the Holidays Together
Sat, Dec 07
Red Deer College Arts Centre
Dec 07, 8:00 PM
Red Deer College Arts Centre, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Main Series Concert 3 Proudly sponsored by Innovation Dermatology.
Nine Lessons & Carols
Mon, Dec 09
Gaetz Memorial United Church
Dec 09, 7:00 PM
Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 50 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2, Canada
Free Admission courtesy of Servus Credit Union. Presented in partnership with Downtown Sounds @ Gaetz, this program resonates with what the Christmas season is all about.
On Broadway
Sat, Jan 25
Red Deer College Arts Centre
Jan 25, 2020, 8:00 PM
Red Deer College Arts Centre, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Main Series Concert 4 Proudly sponsored by Integrated Financial Services.
Canada on Canvas
Sat, Feb 22
Red Deer College Arts Centre
Feb 22, 2020, 8:00 PM
Red Deer College Arts Centre, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Main Series Concert 5
Water Music
Sat, Apr 18
Gaetz Memorial United Church
Apr 18, 2020, 8:00 PM
Gaetz Memorial United Church, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Main Series Concert 6
Finale Friday
Fri, Jun 05
Red Deer College Arts Centre
Jun 05, 2020, 8:00 PM
Red Deer College Arts Centre, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Main Series Concert 7 Proudly sponsored by Border Paving & Nova Chemicals

Our Community Impact

The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is deeply committed to contributing to making central Alberta a great place to live and by supporting and fostering opportunities of musical experiences, we facilitate building a welcoming and inclusive community for all of us.  Red Deer is one of the only cities of its size in Canada to boast a fully professional orchestra. Offering accessible opportunities to our citizens makes for truly unique, insightful experiences. The RDSO engages the curious, inspires the student, enlightens the familair and supports working professionals as a means of remaining relevant in our community. It is the vision of igniting a passion for arts and culture in central Alberta that guides the long range direction of the RDSO. We give back through the following Community Programs: 

The Music + Explorers free after-school, music enrichment program is about helping to foster better citizens, primarily among economically disadvantaged elementary students in Red Deer North. It’s about making a difference through music.  The group works together to complete homework, eat healthy, partake in exercise, explore social issues through music, musical instruments, and performance art, as well as put together public

performances that raise money for social impact organizations within the community.


Music for Mental Health

Music for Mental Health is an inclusion program which allows for free concert seating to marginalized and or isolated members of our community. Music for Mental Health runs in partnership with other local service agencies in providing complimentary tickets to each concert for their clients and caregivers to promote improved mental health and inclusion of vulnerable people.

Open Dress Rehearsal

Our Open Dress Rehearsal is a program that is free to attend and provides opportunities for people interested in seeing how a performance comes together. People who participate in this program are better able to realize the amount of work involved in a performance. Participants are provided an educational study guide in advance, along with a presentation and or Q&A with musicians relating to the performance. The free program benefits populations who can ill afford to attend an RDSO concert, families with younger children, and seniors.

Choir Kids

Introduced in 1998 by our Music Director Claude Lapalme, Choir Kids is a unique music opportunity which serves elementary school-aged children. Introduced as the first of its kind in Canada, the Choir Kids program allows children’s choirs the opportunity to rehearse and perform two pieces of choice with a professional orchestra. Maestro Lapalme personally orchestrates all the music for these performances. 

Seats For Students

Seats for Students provides free seating to students in elementary, middle, secondary and post-secondary schools and institutions at each of our Main Series concerts.  Students in Red Deer are encouraged to speak to their Music Teacher about how to access their school's tickets.  Teachers interested in participating in this program or community members interested in supporting this program can inquire by clicking below.

Symphony @ the Snell

Symphony @ the Snell is a free music education program intended to provide an opportunity, each year, for Red Deer’s students and seniors to enjoy high quality, creatively programmed, and nationally recognized symphonic music in Red Deer. The program involves small ensembles presenting their instruments, repertoire, career and education accomplishments and performing for groups ranging in age from 7 – 18 years old and citizens over the age of 65.

Community Concerts

Community Concerts are free to attend, family-friendly, publicly accessible, full scale professional performances produced, and delivered by the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra.  Performance venues are selected with the intention of maximum attendance.  The first Community Concert was incorporated as part of the cultural programming at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

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Thanks to our funders' support  the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra Association's operations, our community has the opportunity to enjoy professional performing arts and educational experiences in central Alberta.