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Brantford Symphony Orchestra

A piece of thoughtful culture.


Maichina Veri, November 18, 2022 // Brantford, Ontario Presenting your Brantford Symphony Orchestra on stage. Submitted photo.


Since 1919, with some brief interruptions, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has been providing professional and engaging musical experiences for the community.

Philip Sarabura, artistic director, has been with the BSO since 2008. Philip says the BSO is important to our community not only because it’s the only professional orchestra in Southwest Ontario in a population of fewer than 100,000 residents, but also because of the message that sends. “It sends a message to everybody in our community and beyond that Brantford is more than work and play; it’s culture and thoughtfulness.”


Philip Sarabura conducting the Brantford Symphony Orchestra. Submitted photo. 


Depending on the concert, the orchestra can range in size from fewer than 20 players to more than 50. Together these musicians give back in several ways, including adding to the local economy, providing virtual music programs to schools and long-term care homes and increasing artistic activity in the community.

You can support the BSO in turn by donating to their organization, attending their annual book fair and, most importantly, going to see their concerts. Their next concert is Christmas with the Toronto Northern Lights Men’s Barbershop Chorus on Saturday, December 10 at Brantford’s Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.


To learn more about the BSO visit their website HERE.

For tickets to their Christmas concert CLICK HERE.


Maichina Veri is a writer based in Brantford, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Montreal’s Concordia University and has a background in Journalism – Print from Niagara College.

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