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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.”

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May Concert: Grand Finale with Orchestra Kingston
7:30 PM19:30

May Concert: Grand Finale with Orchestra Kingston

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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

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Orchestra Kingston conductor, John Palmer

Orchestra Kingston conductor, John Palmer

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.

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