During these unprecedented times the Brantford Symphony Orchestra would like to lend ongoing support to the musicians and artists who form part of our community, and who are doing their best to provide you with continuing entertainment and activities.

If you would like to be included on this page please email Aida Steenkist for more information.

The BSO’s Artistic Director, Philip Sarabura, has recorded a few of the movements of the Beethoven Sonatas he would have performed with Monica Admiral on their “Beethoven 250” recital, had it occurred this November as planned. They made the recording as part of a fundraising campaign Maestro Sarabura has launched.

Photograph of the Odin Quartet

Passionate about chamber music, the Toronto-based Odin Quartet represents the diversity and the promise of youth in Canada. Named after the one-eyed Norse god, seeker of knowledge and holder of the wisdom of the world, the Odin Quartet explores the role of classical music in modern-day storytelling. Since 2015, the ensemble is also dedicated to making classical music accessible to new generations of listeners, by promoting modern Canadian compositions, including those of cellist Samuel Bisson, alongside classical music literature.

Ronald Royer is a BSO Cellist and a prominent Canadian composer who strives to connect with audiences.

Justin O’Dell of The Clarinet magazine writes: “Ronald Royer’s music is beautifully appealing and communicative.”

Learn more about Ronald on his personal website:

Photograph of the Odin Quartet
Photograph of the Odin Quartet

Kaye Royer is an active soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. She is principal clarinet with the Brantford Symphony, Canadian Sinfonietta, Sinfonia Toronto, Scarborough Philharmonic, Toronto Sinfonietta, and the Stratford Symphony.

Read more about Kaye Royer on her website: