Early Years

In the early years, the orchestra travelled to different communities in the surrounding area but for the last two decades the concerts have been mostly in Belleville.  The symphony has performed at venues that include the Robert Horwood Auditorium at Centennial Secondary School, Belleville Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Eastminster United Church and the historic Bridge Street Church. With the start of the 2003-2004 season, the symphony moved to Front Street at the newly-opened Empire Theatre.  After three seasons, Quinte Symphony returned to their former home at the acoustically renowned Bridge Street Church in Belleville.



Throughout its history former conductors, including internationally renowned conductors Kerry Stratton and Clifford Crawley, have influenced the development and growth of the orchestra to its present tradition of a 4-concert MasterWorks Series of standard orchestral repertoire with an outstanding soloist. For many years a Pops concert, showcasing music that can entertain an entirely new audience, was also incorporated into the season.