Una Serata Bella

Our annual fundraiser is always an audience favourite.

Come and enjoy good food, our silent auction, and great music in support of your orchestra,

featuring Anna Bateman, Soprano, Paul Williamson, Tenor, CSO Jazz Trio,

along with the orchestra.

More information can be found by clicking on the poster

Our annual fundraiser.

Come To Our Spectacular Birthday Party!

On June 13 your Cambridge Symphony Orchestra is having a party to celebrate its 10th anniversary and you are invited to a special performance and all the festivities!  This will be a unique evening in our history highlighted by the very first concert performance by our newly founded Cambridge Youth Orchestra many of whom will become the next generation of our senior players!  Come and meet some of the players who were with us from the start, share your memories of our earlier days as we look forward to another decade of joyous classical music.  We hope that you will wish to send us congratulations and invite you to place a business card message in our special souvenir program.  The cost is just $50 and your special donation will be recognised in our list of  “10 Year Milestone Supporters” AND you will have a specially reserved seat at the performance.  Please contact David Terry (dpterry14@gmail.com  519-621-4233) or Barb Crawford (info@thisisbarbcrawford.com  519-404-9248) for details.  Forward Church, Myers Road, Cambridge June 13 at 7.30 pm (please note earlier start time).


May 9 Concert Features Master and Prodigy

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra performance on Friday May 9 will feature a unique duo of soloists in a performance of Brahms’ beautiful Double Concerto with a Canadian Master and a Canadian Prodigy.

SitarskiStephen Sitarski (The Master) needs little introduction to the region’s concertgoers. For 15 seasons he was Concertmaster of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and now holds the same position with both the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Esprit Orchestra.


Cameron Crozman (The Prodigy) at the very young age of 18 has already achieved extraordinary musical credentials.

Named one of CBC’s Top 30 Hot Classical musicians under 30, Canadian cellist Cameron Crozman has been praised for his “calm and soulful approach” and “depth of musical […] expression” on stage. Equally at home with baroque performance practice, the music of his time and everything in between, Cameron’s inquisitive personality leads him to explore all the facets of the cello repertoire.

Both Stephen and Cameron share a close association with the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University where he is a lecturer and Cameron is often a frequent soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada which has its summer school at the university.

Join us May 9 at Central Presbyterian Church, Queens Square, Cambridge at 8pm for this special musical event.  A “Pay As You Can” performance where your donation ensures we can continue to provide high calibre soloists throughout our season.

CSO Chamber Concert – Passionate Strings – March 24

Join the CSO Chamber Ensemble for a wide ranging concert of chamber music on March 24 at 7pm at the Cambridge Library and Galleries , Queen Square , Cambridge




MARCH 24, 2014, 7 p.m.


Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

Joy Schuster, Violin , Viola

Arpad Josephson, Violin

Jackie Sutherland, Viola

                                                                      Sabatino Vacca, Piano

Featuring music of Beethoven, Teleman, Franck, Martin and Hewitt Jones.

Penderecki Quartet Members Join CSO For Mozart

Two members of the world famous Penderecki Quartet will be joining the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra on February 28 for a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for violin and viola.

Jerzy KaplanekJerzy Kaplanek , violinist,  member of the Penderecki String Quartet, was born in Poland in 1965.  His music schooling started at the age of six on piano and at the age of ten he commenced his violin studies.   In 1984, he received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatory in Bytom.  Six years later, in 1990, graduated with a Master’s Degree in Musical Arts from the prestigious Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.  There, he studied with the distinguished teachers Janusz Skramlik, Stanislaw Lewandowski, and Aureli Blaszczok.

Jerzy Kaplanek is presently an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he has been teaching violin and chamber music since 1991.  In addition to his duties at the WLU, he is in great demand as a soloist, adjudicator and teacher at international competitions and summer festivals, and master classes given in Canada and abroad. He plays a 1680 Antonio Casini violin made in Modena, Italy

Christine VlajkProf. Christine Vlajk has graced major concert stages around the world including the Weill Concert Hall at  Carnegie Hall and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has held the positions of violist of the Penderecki String Quartet (www.ps4.ca) and Artist-in-Residence in viola and chamber music at Laurier since 1997. Prior to that, Vlajk played with the Montclaire String Quartet for 15 years. Vlajk holds BmusEd and BMus (Viola Performance) degrees from the University of Colorado and a MMus (Viola Performance) degree from the University of Wisconsin. She has been guest soloist with the Hamilton Philharmonic and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and has performed numerous recitals internationally including, in recent years, viola concertos premiering work by Piotr Grella-Mozejko and Karol Gostynski. As a member of the Penderecki String Quartet and the Montclaire Quartet, Vlajk has recorded on the Koch, Leonarda, Eclectra, Marquis Classics and EMI labels.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear two of the world’s outstanding chamber players in Mozart’s sublime double concerto.  February 28 at 8pm at Forward Baptist Church, Myers Road, Cambridge.



CSO at The Cambridge Mall

Come visit us at the Cambridge Mall, Saturday February 8 to hear about the orchestra’s upcoming fundraisers.  Tickets will be available for “Twist and Shout” and “Una Serata Bella”.  Our super volunteer Barb Crawford will be on hand to answer your questions about the orchestra and its numerous programs.  In the community kiosk outside The Bay 9am – 5pm.

Annual Fundraiser ” Una Serata Bella” Set For April 4 2014

event_UnaSertaBella2012_IMG_4870aTickets now on sale for our wonderful night of fine food, wine and beautiful music “Una Serata Bella”.  April 4 2014 is the date for our signature fundraiser when our orchestra will be joined by international singing stars Charlene Santoni (soprano) and Andrew Tees (baritone) for an unforgettable romantic evening.  Take your perfect partner to Cambridge’s most elegant affair and a night to remember.   Tickets only $60 available from Barbara Crawford 519-404-9248.