QUINTE SYMPHONY EVENTS
We are approaching our 60th anniversary with an exciting season of beautiful music! This year, as we continue to collaborate with old friends and new, we bring orchestral music for all ages to the community. Our season-opener featured the exotic Concerto for Bassoon, String Orchestra and Marimba by Kingston composer, Marjan Mozetich. In November, we joined forces once again for our 4th Tribute to the Brave with the 8 Wing Concert Band and Pipes and Drums. In December we reunite with the Belleville Choral Society to perfrom Handel’s glorious Messiah! Pianist Luke Bell, a Belleville native, returns in March to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with us in Music from the North. ! We end the season on a high note as Quinte Symphony and Orchestra Kingston combine to present Grand Finale! in May.
Under the inspiring leadership of Maestro Dan Tremblay, Quinte Symphony continues to thrill local audiences and perform “the music you love…played by the people you know.”
THE QUINTE SYMPHONY FAMILY CONCERT
The Family Concert will be held once again at the Zwick’s Park in Belleville. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this Free Admission event. We will have entertainment for all and the musical instrument petting zoo.
Saturday, May 25th 2019 1:00PM at the Lion’s Pavilion - Zwick’s Park.
THE MAYOR’S CONCERT FOR THE ARTS
You’re invited as a guest to enjoy the Quinte Symphony in concert at the Empire Theatre.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Doors open at 7:00PM., concert starts at 8:00PM. Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your seats now at Empire Theatre.
Quinte Symphony combines with our “neighbour”- Orchestra Kingston to bring you Grand Finale! Timeless music by Wagner, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Macagni and more!
Grande Finale is generously sponsored by Audrey Williams
John is the conductor of BrassWerks, Orchestra Kingston, and 13! (string ensemble). He is bass trombonist of the Kingston Symphony and trombone in the Kingston Brass Quintet. His original compositions include works for Flute Choir, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Brass Bands, Brass Ensembles, and solo instruments.
John adjudicates at festivals and teaches low brass, and theory/harmony at home, at St. Lawrence College, Kingston, at the Queen's Conservatory of Music and at National Music Camp of Canada.
He studied composition with David Keane, Graham George, F.R.C. Clarke, Clifford Crawley, Istvan Anhalt and Arthur Frackenpohl....but began composing seriously only when he retired from teaching high school.
John has won the Humboldt Brass Chamber Music Workshop composition competition 6 times. His brass arrangements and compositions are published by Solid Brass Music Inc. , and flute choir works by Nourse Wind Publications. 2 of his major flute ensemble works have been performed at the National Flute Association and recorded by the Columbia Flute Choir and a recent composition of Latin Dances - Flautista has won the NFA newly published music award for 2012.
His original compositions and arrangements have been performed by Orchestras, Wind Ensembles, Brass Bands, Flute Choirs and Chamber Ensembles across North America. Many of his orchestral works have been composed specifically for Community Orchestras.
The Quinte Symphony’s performance of Music from the North with Belleville native Luke Bell is sponsored by Boston Pizza.
Luke Bell was born in Belleville, Ontario, and started playing the piano at age 11. He participated in the local Rotary Music Festival for several years, winning several prizes. From 2009- 2012 he studied with Dr. Cynthia Tormann, adjunct professor in piano at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. While in high school he performed as a soloist with the Quinte Symphony, after winning their Young Musicians Competition. Luke completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Ottawa, and his Masters in Piano Performance and Graduate Diploma in Performance at McGill University. Luke is active in the contemporary and Canadian music scenes. Recent performances include a concert dedicated to Canadian music at the Prince Edward County Music Festival, appearances at both the NSFW Contemporary Cabaret in Ottawa, the MUSCAN conference for Canadian composers and music researchers and a debut recital at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
SPEAKEASY FUNDRAISER 2019
Come out for an evening of live jazz, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and lots of fun with a Roaring 20s theme, all in support of Quinte Symphony - your community orchestra! Our Quinte Symphony musicians will provide a lively jazz soundtrack, Nick Ogden returns as our auctioneer for the experience auction and there will be many unique items at the silent auction. A prize will be awarded to the best "Speakeasy-dressed" guy or gal! Tickets ($25) available at Sam the Record Man, Pinnacle Music Studios and on our website. Don't forget the password: Bee's Knees!
Meet our soloists for Handel’s Messiah- Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Bridge St. Church.
Hard to believe! It was 20 years ago, almost to the day, that Quinte Symphony (known then as the Eastern Ontario Concert Orchestra) performed Handel’s Messiah with the Belleville Choral Society. What better setting for this Handel’s glorious oratorio than the historic Bridge St. Church!
The Quinte Symphony’s performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Belleville Choral Society is supported by Quinte Broadcasting company and the City of Belleville.
Our 4th annual Tribute to the Brave. Quinte Symphony joins forces with the 8 WIng Concert Band and Pipes & Drums - and the Canadian Military Wives Choir, Trenton to present a concert for the whole family! War-time songs, stirring patriotic music! Tickets online or at Sam the Record Man, Pinnacle Music Studios, MFRC (Trenton) and at the door. Kids under 12 FREE.