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We are looking forward to Quinte Symphony’s 60th anniversary season! From the spine-tingling music of our Halloween-themed family concert in October to our Spanish-flavoured Castanets and Sangria! in May - there is something to please every musical palate. We will feature our own fabulous musicians and some special guest soloists.

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.”



Celebrate with Quinte Symphony!

Join us for a season of musical celebrations. It’s our 60th anniversary!

Stay tuned for details about our special events…


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May Concert: Grand Finale with Orchestra Kingston

  • Bridge Street United Church 60 Bridge Street East Belleville, ON, K8N 1L8 Canada (map)
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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.

Earlier Event: March 24
March Concert: Music from the North