History of the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra

Vision of the RMSO

The Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra seeks to grow and serve communities of Orchestral Music lovers in small towns in the Shadows of the Rockies by delivering engaging Orchestral experiences in unique ways and places.

"If your kids are dancing in the aisles at an RMSO Concert, we know one thing for sure: We're doing our job properly."

The Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra was born in June 2016.  By March 2017, the Orchestra received its Alberta Non-Profit registration as the Rocky Mountain Symphony Society.  In January 2019, the Rocky Mountain Symphony Society was granted Charitable Status.

The RMSO is governed by an elected volunteer Board of Directors.


Season 1

  • September 2016 - Okotoks & Strathmore

    • Beethoven’s 5th

  • November 2017 - Calgary & Turner Valley

    • New World Symphony

  • January 2017 - Okotoks & Strathmore

    • MidWinter Gala

  • June 2017 - Cochrane & High River

    • Schubert Great Symphony

  • Canada Day 2017 - Spruce Meadows


Season 2

  • September 2017 - Okotoks & Calgary

    • OperaNox

  • September 2017 - University of Calgary

    • World Premiere: Zenkora

  • December 2017 - High River & Strathmore

    • Christmas show featuring Strathmore Children’s Choir

  • May 2018 - Airdrie and High River

    • Beethoven Brilliance

  • June 2018 - Waterton, Del Bonita, Spruce Meadows

    • Four Season

  • Canada Day 2018 - Spruce Meadows

Season 3

  • September 2018 - Calgary & Okotoks

    • La Traviata in Concert

  • October 2018 - Calgary & High River

    • James Campbell

  • November 2018 - Jack Singer Concert Hall

    • John Denver Tribute Show

  • December 2018 - Christmas at Spruce Meadows

  • January 2019 - Polaris Centre

    • MidWinter Gala

  • March 2019 - Polaris Centre & Okotoks

    • Celebration of Spring

  • June 2019 - Cochrane & Strathmore

    • Playing with Fire

  • Canada Day 2019 - Spruce Meadows

"We believe that culture is not exclusive to big cities. We think that Folks who choose to live in Small Towns should still have access to a Live Symphony Orchestra."