The Board of the Sooke Philharmonic Society is saddened to confirm the passing of the orchestra’s founder and longtime Music Director Norman Nelson on February 23, 2018.
In 1997, Maestro Nelson was the driving force behind the creation of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra. While the Orchestra will not be the same without his leadership and spirit, the Board is dedicated to ensuring that his musical legacy will go on for years to come. Nicholas Fairbank and Yariv Aloni, guest conductors already familiar to followers of the Sooke Philharmonic, will each be holding the baton for the April and June concerts this season. And in the continuation of the community tradition initiated by the Nelsons, Michael Klazek will again host the ever-popular Fling in July.