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The Niagara Symphony Orchestra enriches lives across the Niagara Region through music performance and education. Because of your support and passion, we are enabled and empowered to enact this mission.



The NSO regularly features world-class soloists and is home to some of the most talented musicians in the country. Because of your support we are able to continue presenting these amazing artists to the Niagara Region.


The power of music transcends all boundaries. Because of your support the NSO can continue to offer affordable ticketing and accessible outreach programs.


The NSO offers musical education programs for all ages, opening doors and creating opportunities for members of our community. Because of your support we can continue to offer these programs and make them accessible to inspire the next generation of music makers.

Benefits of Giving



For just a dollar-a-day you can support the NSO’s programming all year long with Ovation 365. Your one-time gift of $365 or your monthly pledge of $30.50 will go towards sustaining the orchestra and give you access to exclusive donor rewards such as:

  • An invitation to attend a working orchestra rehearsal
  • Invitations to donor exclusive events
  • Front of the line and early access for NSO Special Events 
  • For more information on how to become a member of our Ovation 365 circle, please contact us directly or choose a monthly donation of $30.50 or one-time donation of $365 when you click DONATE now!


To celebrate 75 years of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, become a “Standing Ovation 750” member!  Members receive special benefits and invitations throughout the year, and a charitable tax receipt for the full value of their donation.

  • For more information on how to become a Standing Ovation 750 member, please contact us directly OR choose a monthly donation of $62.50 or one-time donation of $750 when you click DONATE now!


We now offer the opportunity to “Sponsor a Chair” in the orchestra! Sponsoring a musician’s chair is a direct way to connect your passion for music and your show of support, as your name will appear next to the musician’s name in print and digital listings for the entire season! You can even gift your sponsorship or dedicate it to a loved one. Choose a favourite musician or instrument in the orchestra.

Benefits to Musician Chair Sponsorship

  • Charitable tax receipt for the full amount
  • Listing in the printed and online concert programs beside your sponsored musician’s name
  • Listing on the NSO website beside sponsored musician’s name
  • Acknowledgement in the pre-concert slide show beside sponsored musician’s name
  • Invitation to an Open Rehearsal
  • Invitation to a Meet and Greet with your sponsored musician
  • Acknowledgement in a Sponsored Musician Feature on social media


The NSO is introducing the Group of 75 by inviting you to become annual donors – champions of the NSO’s future.  Through your love of music and belief in your symphony’s vital servie to the community, you can set the stage for continuing relevance and sustainability by pledging an annual gift of $750, $1,500, or $2,500 or more to the NSO for the next 3 years.



The Niagara Symphony has partnered with Donate a Car Canada to accept your vehicle donation! You will be provided free towing, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to the NSO through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or re-sold (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for the NSO to benefit. You will receive a tax receipt after your vehicle donation has been processed.

Gift of Securities

Donating via a gift of securities is a tax-efficient way to support the Orchestra. With a donation of publicly traded securities (stocks, mutual funds, bonds, etc.) directly to the NSO you can eliminate the capital gains tax as these securities are sold. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair-market value on the date the security is received by our broker. As well, the NSO receives the full value of the securities.

Please download, print and send the form to [email protected]

Contact us for more information about giving to the NSO via a gift of securities:
Lisa Donati, Director of Development + Fundraising
[email protected]

Legacy Circle

Leave a legacy of generosity and music with a planned gift to the NSO. Your gift will ensure that the NSO can continue to provide orchestral music and educational programming to your community. The NSO’s Legacy Circle recognizes those who have made a planned gift to the orchestra during their lifetime or through a bequest. Your gift may be realized in the future, but by letting us know of your planned gift now, you will be become a lifetime member of the Legacy Circle and will be recognized immediately for your contribution. There are multiple ways to contribute or structure your planned gift to the NSO.

For more information on how to become a member of our Legacy Circle, please contact us directly.