As an orchestra of approximately 70 professional musicians of the highest calibre, the BSO thrives under the expert tutelage of musical director and conductor Philip Sarabura. The formally designated Brantford Symphony Orchestra was established in 1919 under the direction of Dr. F. C. Thomas. At present the BSO continues to be housed in the expertly restored, former Capitol Theatre, know to all as the now celebrated Sanderson Centre. Philip came to us in 2008, bringing with him a wealth of musical experience both in the fields of performance and conducting, not to mention his knowledge, enlightened attitude and engaging personality. A long time choral conductor, in recent years Philip began concentrating on orchestral conducting, directing various ensembles including the Hamilton Philharmonic, Orchestra London and the Canada Pops Orchestra. He now provides the symphony with a mutually constant presence on the podium, and in the public eye. With enthusiasm and dedication Philip has already devoted himself to making important daily and long term decisions that will ultimately continue to bring the public the very best in symphonic entertainment.
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