The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra is a professional ensemble renowned for its presentation of large symphonic works. Tracing it’s roots over 115 years, the current organization has existed continuously since 1965. It exists to provide a professional forum for local musicians to share their musical knowledge, talent and passion in our community: for lovers of symphonic music, the uninitiated, our city’s youth—and you!
Canadian conductor Alain Trudel is the Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Trudel is also the Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Music Director of Toledo Symphony.
Alain has previously been Music Director of Orchestra London, Principal Guest Conductor of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and guest musical advisor for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. He was the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor 2006–08, taking the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality, as well as public and critical acclaim.
Alain Trudel has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America.
From David: Having played and loved the violin since childhood, I’m an avid symphony fan and attend many of the concerts. The Ottawa Symphony makes me feel at home, both in the audience and in my involvement with the Orchestra. I’ve spent time with Alain Trudel and his family in this capacity, and can tell you that he is passionate and dedicated to music as a whole, the Orchestra and it’s patrons, and certainly the young players up and coming. I hope to see you in the audience for the 2019 season at Dominion-Chalmers, the Orchestra’s new home.