ABOUT US

Welcome to OCMS-SO!

The Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society Symphony Orchestra, now in its 19th season, is a dynamic platform for music enthusiasts to share their love for music making and appreciation. Our group provides musicians with high quality orchestral training and performance opportunities in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our story began in 1999, when our Music Director and Principal Conductor, Mr. Chuen Tam, founded the orchestra with the vision of providing youths with opportunities to strive for excellence in musicianship. Then called the Overseas Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra, the original group was mostly comprised of Chinese youths who migrated to Canada in the 1990’s. Under Mr. Tam’s leadership and the generous support of many enthusiastic parents, the group rapidly matured into a full size orchestra with higher standards year after year. Throughout the years, our performances have been receiving high acclaim from critics and the audience.

Entering our second decade, we would like to extend our service to musicians of all ethnicities in the Greater Toronto Area. Our team of senior members will work closely together with our community to reinvent the orchestra into a multicultural, dynamic and fun group for members to learn from each other and challenge themselves. New ideas and improvements will be introduced gradually as we progress. 

Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society Symphony Orchestra operates under the Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society, a charitable organization incorporated in 1996 in Ontario, Canada. (Charitable Registration #87738 1624 RR0001)