OCSM (the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians) is the voice of Canadian professional orchestral musicians. OCSM's mission is to uphold and improve the working conditions of professional Canadian orchestral musicians, to promote communication between its members, and to advocate on behalf of the Canadian cultural community.
OCSM is a conference of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) representing approximately 1100 musicians working under collective agreements in twenty Canadian orchestras. Together with other players' conferences (ICSOM, ROPA, RMA, and TMA), we work with the AFM to improve conditions across the continent.
L’ OMOSC (Organisation des musiciens d'orchestre symphonique du Canada) est la voix des musiciens d'orchestre professionnels canadiens. La mission de l'OMOSC consiste à maintenir et à améliorer les conditions de travail des musiciens d'orchestre professionnels du Canada, à favoriser la communication entre ses membres et à promouvoir les intérêts de la communauté culturelle canadienne.
L'OMOSC est une association reliée à la Fédération américaine des musiciens des Etats-Unis et du Canada (FAM) qui représente les musiciens symphoniques professionnels du Canada. L'OMOSC compte vingt orchestres membres et regroupe environ 1100 musiciens liés par une convention collective. De concert avec d'autres conférences de musiciens (ICSOM, ROPA, RMA, et TMA ), nous unissons nos efforts à ceux de la FAM dans le but d'améliorer les conditions des musiciens partout sur le continent.
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Welcomes: Elisa Citterio, Otto TauskSpeaking to the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Symphony music director-designate Otto Tausk emphasized the importance of building trust and performing a broad repertoire.New seasonsThe 2017/18 Vancouver Symphony season will bring farewells to Bramwell Tovey, the Straight reports, with world premieres by Tovey and Jocelyn Morlock, Mahler's 2nd Symphony, and much more.High-profile premieres and collaborations highlight the National Ballet of Canada's 2017/18 season, previewed by the Globe and Mail.The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony also announced its 2017-18 season, the Record reports, noting that in absence of a music director, the season was planned entirely by staff and musicians. The Chronicle also previewed an ambitious transitional season.The Winnipeg Symphony offered refugees and immigrants 1,000 free tickets to a recent performance and dance and multicultural music, CBC reports. The performance included Arabic translation, and an appearance by Mayor Brian BowmanThe National Arts Centre's annual report, titled "Groundbreaking", noted successful fundraising campaigns, renovations, and initiatives, the Ottawa Sun reports. There was a small deficit of $207k on a budget of $71m.An Ode to Canada, featuring a newly-commissioned Fanfare and Beethoven's 9th, will open the Windsor Symphony's 70th anniversary season, the Windsor Star reports."Heroes" and "the North" are major themes of the National Arts Centre Orchestra's 2017/18 season, the Ottawa Citizen reports. Inspired by Glenn Gould, their "Idea of the North" festival will pair Canadian and Finnish music.Advocacy and initiativesFemale artists appear somewhat more frequently on NAC stages next season, Ottawa magazine reports. #OrchestrasSoMale, an initiative by Brian Lauritzen (@BrianKUSC), is comparing US orchestras' appearances by female conductors and composers.LA Philharmonic president/CEO Deborah Borda penned an LA Times op-ed calling for President Trump's first travel ban to be rescinded: "Music transcends borders; it gives voice to artists and communicates with audiences regardless of their nationality, ethnicity or religion."Alberta Ballet chair Larry E. Clausen contributed an opinion piece for the Edmonton Journal highlighting the importance of artists in our society, and the value of public support for the arts: "Artists need more than applause and appreciation".After 19 years as Calgary Opera's general director, Bob McPhee will retire this season, the Herald reports. He will continue to advise through the transition to a new director.The Winnipeg Symphony kicked off a new series in an unusual venue: Club Regent Casino. The Free Press previewed the Thursday Night Classics series, featuring popular classical music.
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