About the TBSO


The mission of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Association is to maintain and nurture, within a viable economic framework, a professional regional orchestra of artistic integrity and excellence that will educate, entertain, and enrich the participation of the widest possible audience.

Artistic Vision:

Artistically, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will strives to be the best regional orchestra in Canada appealing to as wide an audience as possible through excellent performances and original programming. The TBSO promotes the appreciation of the rich traditional heritage of symphonic music, while offering imaginative programming including Canadian compositions and artists. The TBSO seeks to be relevant to the diverse population of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario through the presentation of live symphonic educational and community concerts, and special events.

Community Vision:

A professional symphony orchestra embraced by the whole community.


Passion for sharing music – Education – Collegiality – Artistic Excellence – Community Partnerships

Arthur Post Celebrating an Era, 2010-17

“Please join me in celebrating my final season as Music Director of the TBSO. It’s been absolutely thrilling for me to share the last six seasons of musical adventures with you. Your enthusiasm is one of our greatest inspirations, and pushes us to new heights.”


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