Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Winnipeg New Music Festival

Established in 1947, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is a powerhouse Canadian orchestra that regularly surprises guest conductors and artists with the exceptional musicianship and flexibility of its members. The WSO is integral to Winnipeg’s rich cultural life, delighting more than 225,000 audience members each year with innovative programming and musical excellence. The WSO presents educational programs for more than 40,000 students annually and has toured across Canada, twice to New York’s Carnegie Hall, and regularly across Manitoba.

Its primary concert venue is the Centennial Concert Hall. The WSO also provides orchestral accompaniment to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Manitoba Opera. The orchestra’s executive director is Angela Birdsell.

Daniel Raiskin is the WSO’s music director. Naomi Woo is the assistant conductor and Julian Pellicano is the associate conductor.