London Symphonia is the classical music orchestra for London, Ontario. Incorporated in 2015, it carries on a tradition that began in the city in 1937. London Symphonia is the only ensemble offering a full season of orchestral music in the City of London. The orchestra presents well-known symphonies, Canadian premières, and collaborates with many of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters. The musicians of London Symphonia also perform free concerts for seniors and students at various locations such as Museum London or H.B. Beal Secondary School
What we do best…
The orchestra delivers a rich classical music experience to the London, Ontario community by featuring accomplished artists, professional musicians and guest conductors. They represent a blend of local, national and internationally recognized talent. Seasonal guests include many established and emerging artists such as Bramwell Tovey, Sarah Slean, Janina Fialkowska, Scott St. John, Danny Michel, and the Amabile Choirs. Composer-In-Residence Scott Good brings a fresh perspective on Canadian compositions.
We are successful because…
As a registered incorporated charitable organization, London Symphonia is uniquely positioned for continued success. Because of the commitment of its musicians, staff and volunteers, plus the goodwill of collaborators and sustained government support. The additional revenue generated from ticket sales, private donations, and corporate sponsorship helps to contribute to the organization’s ongoing financial stability.
We perform in person and online…
London Symphonia has performed for thousands of patrons. Either in person at Metropolitan United or internationally via our online livestream programing. The orchestra also offers classical chamber music in intimate settings such as Aeolian Hall. The musicians are equally at home performing in large venues, such as Budweiser Gardens, for audiences of over 2,000 patrons.
Community outreach and education…
London Symphonia’s music education outreach is designed to build future audiences. It includes speaking engagements introducing musical instruments and performing in schools and seniors’ residences. The online Digital Education series we developed is now deployed within the Thames Valley District School Board at no cost to teachers. It is accessible by teachers and their 55,000 primary students. The orchestra is also continually reaching out to develop strong partnerships with other arts and non-arts organizations in the city of London and the surrounding region.
How your gift will be used
Leaving a legacy to London Symphonia will ensure the success of classical music in London, Ontario. Your contribution will assist the orchestra to fulfill the four pillars of its mission.
Commitment to Artistic Excellence
To make decisions about the music with the experience of our patrons in mind.
Commitment to Deepening Music Education
To choose strategies to grow and diversify audiences is important. The orchestra will make meaningful connections with the increasing diversity in our community. We will ensure that we reflect that diversity. We will share our joy in our music-making with the widest possible audiences.
Commitment to Partnerships with Mutual Benefit
To connect with other organizations to broaden the communication of our message. We will partner with them to deliver unique events that draw on the strengths of all of the collaborators.
Foster Musician, Staff, Volunteer and Board Respect
To recognize that this is an organization of individuals devoted to its success. We will ensure that everyone is recognized and supported.
Your legacy will be used to ensure that there is a bright future for classical music in London, Ontario.