Welcome to the Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society Symphony Orchestra! (OCMS-SO)


The Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society Symphony Orchestra is committed to connecting the entire GTA community through orchestral music. We are a member group of Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society, a registered charitable and non-profit organization that provides musical training and performance opportunities in Toronto. Find out more about them here!

The OCMS-SO is a dynamic platform for music enthusiasts to share their love for music making and appreciation. Our group caters to students and amateurs by providing 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.

Entering our third decade of operations, we have performed in concerts at many different venues and have featured a broad range of soloists. We look forward to developing a legacy that will continue to positively impact the community.

If you are interested in joining for this season, click here!