The Rideau Lakes Orchestra, formerly known as Symphonium, has a strong connection with Perth and its area, having performed at the Stewart Park Festival, St Paul’s Church and local high schools. Members of the orchestra hail from Perth and the Ottawa Valley. They are professional musicians, each with a wide range of experience performing in orchestras, military bands and chamber groups. Using both acoustic and electronic instruments, the RLO plays a repertoire as distinctive as its instrumentation. The RLO performed its very first concert at St. James Anglican Church on April 17, 2016.