Employment Opportunity

  Quinte Symphony is accepting applications for the position of Principal Second Violin for the 2018 -19 season. This paid position, competitive with orchestras in our budget category, is based on qualifications, experience and the orchestra’s budget. The Quinte Symphony season is a minimum of 31 services per year from the end of August through May, with the possibility for additional services as new projects arise. Regular attendance at Sunday evening rehearsals is essential. For more information about Quinte Symphony, please visit our website at http://thequintesymphony.com/.

    Applications will be accepted by email only and should be in a PDF or Word document to a maximum of 5 pages. The closing date for applications is August 17, 2018. All those deemed of interest to the selection committee will be contacted shortly after. Auditions and interviews will take place in Belleville in late August.

    Please address questions and your application to dshaw110@icloud.com  with the Subject line: Principal 2nd Violin.



Comments from audience members at our spectacular concert, Saturday May 12 at Bridge St. Church... From the New World

"Great concert last night. How lucky is our small city to have such a wonderful symphony orchestra and such immensely talented musicians? David’s performance was stunning, and all the sections made the most of their own moment to shine."

"The concert was amazing! What a night! Dave (Shewchuk) really was spectacular..."

" I can't express how much I enjoyed last night's concert!! Amazing!!! "


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Congratulations to Ruth Ingersoll!



Ruth was the lucky winner of our first Facebook contest. She won the Perfect Mothers' Day package: two concert tickets and gift certificates generously donated by l'Auberge de France and Barber's Flowers. 

Happy Mothers' Day, Ruth!

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Quinte Symphony: Back at BandFest!

Quinte Symphony's Maestro Dan Tremblay and 6 other musicians from the orchestra were back at BandFest 3. They served as adjudicators, conductors and gave masterclasses to music students from 9 elementary schools.

Check out the great Intelligencer  article written about our March concert!


A good time was had by all at our recent Speakeasy fundraiser at the Belleville Club on Saturday March 3! Thank you for the tremendous support.





Another moving Tribute to the Brave at the National Air Force Museum of Canada! 

Read a letter to the Editor (Belleville Intelligencer, Wednesday November 22 2017) from Hon Colonel John Williams:


BELLEVILLE - Concert was beautiful affair
I had the pleasure to attend the Tribute to the Brave concert on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the National Air Force Museum in Quinte West.
The concert included the Quinte Symphony led by music director Dan Tremblay, the 8 Wing Concert band led by WO Martin Labbe, the 8 Wing Pipes and Drums under the direction of Pipe Major Sgt. Josh McFarlane and the Canadian Military Wives Choir, Trenton Chapter.
The concert was a tribute to our brave men and women in the military, both past and present, and was in support of the Quinte Symphony and the National Air Force Museum.
It was a full house with around 500 people.
The concert was excellent with music from the eras of the First and Second World wars plus other selections and what a setting sitting next to the Halifax aircraft in the museum.
Sometimes I think we forget how fortunate we are to live in an area where we have such a great number of talented groups of musicians.
I want to thank all of them for being there and for making the concert a great success.
Thank you to all those who attended and all the sponsors.
Special thank you to Wing Commander Colonel Mark Gouldon and CWO Troy Zorro for their support as well.
It was a great afternoon. The finale was all the bands and choir coming together to play and sing Amazing Grace and, believe me, it was amazing.
John R. Williams
Honorary Colonel
8 Wing Trenton


From Contact,  Volume 52  Issue 47  November 24, 2017







Composer, Brett Vachon, taking a bow after the World Premiere of his Symphony in C Minor by Quinte Symphony, October 1!

 Photo credit: Ashley Clark

Photo credit: Ashley Clark




You can be instrumental!

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Quinte Symphony musicians will be playing at Chapters, Quinte Mall on Tuesday October 3 from 6 to 8 PM.

Meet the musicians, enjoy the music and support Quinte Symphony.

Chapters will donate 15% of sales on all regular-priced merchandise to Quinte Symphony!

See you there.

Thank you, Chapters!



Quinte Symphony musicians performed at the Bay of Quinte Art & Wine Festival June 10 in historic, Downtown Belleville. A sunny day, artists, artisans, wineries and great food! What else could you possibly want? Live music- from the Quinte Symphony musicians!

 Tabitha Savic (Quinte Symphony harpist) sang O Canada, accompanied by Debbie Shaw (flute) and Colleen Edwards (cello) at the opening ceremonies.

Tabitha Savic (Quinte Symphony harpist) sang O Canada, accompanied by Debbie Shaw (flute) and Colleen Edwards (cello) at the opening ceremonies.


Don't miss Quinte Symphony musicians performing tomorrow at the Bay of Quinte Art & Wine Festival!

A family-friendly event: Adults $5 and Youth and Children FREE admission. 

Visit www.boqartandwine.ca for info



Jack Evans, Quinte Symphony past president and Gary Gayda were at the City of Belleville's Seniors' Showcase and Information Fair last week.


Great things happening all this week at Chapters, Quinte Mall! Quinte Symphony musicians performed as part of  Chapters' Celebrate Canada Event featuring local authors, artists and musicians.



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Quinte Symphony musicians and young audience members at the Instrument Petting Zoo - hard at work and having fun! 

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Quinte Symphony's youngest member, multi-talented Jeanette Huang, performed at the Quinte Rotary Music Festival Concert of Stars 2017. Jeanette won the Quinte Symphony Award again this year!


Quinte Symphony's harpist, Tabitha Savic, performed at the Quinte Rotary Music Festival's Concert of Stars 2017. Tabitha won several awards again this year!