Community-based orchestra consisting of professional and highly skilled amateur players from the Hamilton and Burlington areas.


Symphony on the Bay

News and Events: James R. McKay, Professor Emeritus of Music at The University of Western Ontario, is now entering his 19th season as Conductor and Music Director of Symphony on the Bay. Under his skilled guidance, the orchestra has achieved a high level of performance and continues to improve. With a challenging program and the excitement of the new Burlington Performing Arts Centre, the Board, members, and patrons of Symphony on the Bay look forward to another wonderful year of music making as we celebrate out 41st season!

The Orchestra for Kids!

Join us for an interactive musical presentation designed to introduce children 3 to 10 to the Symphony. Join members of our orchestra as they...

Alexandra Fawcett-Riis, Soprano

Soprano Alexandra Fawcett-Riis is an alumnus (2008-2013) of the award-winning Hamilton Children’s Choir (Artistic Director: Zimfira Poloz). As part of the HCC...

A Celebration of Mychael Danna

Our May 4th concert features the film music of Burlington composer Mychael Danna. His scores have won numerous awards, notably Life of Pi...