Orchestre Symphonique de Québec is one of Canada's oldest and most respected working orchestras. Founded in 1902 as the Société Symphonique de Québec, the orchestra consolidated with the Cercle Philharmonique de Québec in 1942, at which time it changed its name to Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. The orchestra has had over ten highly prestigious music directors beginning with Joseph Vézina, who held the position from 1902 to 1924. In 2002, the orchestra celebrated its 100th year as an active institution. In 2011, Maestro Fabien Gabel was appointed as music director. The orchestra remains one of the vital hubs of Quebec's creative and cultural spirit.