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Orchestre symphonique de Québec

Last updated: January 11, 2023

The Orchestre symphonique de Québec, founded by Joseph Vézina in 1902, is the oldest orchestra in Canada and has a history that has closely paralleled that of Québec City. The orchestra participates in a host of national and international events and produces major pieces from the symphonic repertoire, as well as pieces by Quebec, Canadian and foreign composers. Over the years, the orchestra has received numerous awards and accolades. The Orchestre symphonique de Québec leverages its position as a leader in education and community outreach to democratize orchestral music through innovative projects such as the Zoo musical®, the Symphonic Gallery digital education platform, Les Matinées symphoniques for elementary schools and Notes à repetition for high schools. The orchestra is known for its collaborations with the Conservatoire de musique de Québec and Université Laval’s faculty of music.