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Concordia Symphony Orchestra (CSO)

Classical Music On A Quest

Playing an important role within our Department of Fine Arts, the Concordia Symphony Orchestra (CSO) features promising talents from members of the university as well as the greater Edmonton community. Led by distinguished musician and conductor, Dr. Danielle Lisboa, the CSO carries forward almost thirty years of tradition towards artistic excellence in the performance of standard symphonic repertoire, and incorporates a quest for fresh sonorities that highlights Canadian composers, original programming and audience engagement initiatives.

The Orchestra develops and nurtures young musicians, invites diversity through membership and repertoire and seeks to reach out across age, background, and ethnicity in enriching the city’s classical music scene.

The concert season showcases full symphonic works, distinguished guest soloists, and often collaborations with regional choirs and ensembles.

Photo credits: All images at the Winspear Centre are credited to photographer Tyler Baker.

CSO Membership

The CSO is an auditioned orchestral ensemble and is currently accepting membership requests for all orchestral sections – woodwinds, brass, strings, and percussion.


Concordia University of Edmonton students may register with the Registrar by census day to earn 1.5 ensemble credits per semester (MUP X66 Fall, MUP X67 Winter). Taking the course for credit involves additional performance and assignment expectations.


For an audition, please contact Danielle Lisboa.  After a successful audition, register online here.

CSO Member’s Login

Members can login here.

Upcoming Concerts


Don’t miss Collage and Myths & Legends coming in October


of the CSO

Meet the members of the Concordia Symphony Orchestra, including principal musicians and orchestra members

2021 Concerto Competition

The CSO is proud to present the 2021 Concordia Symphony Concerto Competition for Concordia Fellows