About Us

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The Milton Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by well known Music Director Sabatino Vacca and President Jenn Callum in the summer of 2014.

The Orchestra’s debut season consisted of three very well received concerts and a number of guest appearances at private galas and events throughout the season. In December 2014, the Christmas tradition of “Winterlude” was introduced, with beloved soloist Lesley Andrew. Each year moving forward, the MPO will redefine Christmas and Winter in Milton with a Winterlude you’re sure to cherish and adopt as your own family tradition. In March, concert goers were treated to “Suite Dreams: A Carnival of Classics” with enchanting soloist Susan Edmonds on flute, and rousing soloist Neil Johnstone on Euphonium. May 29th brings the debut season to a close with “A Night at the Opera… and More”, with renowned soloists Cassandra Warner and Riccardo Iannello.

The MPO’s successful arrival into the local music world in 2014 surpassed all expectations, and is largely due to the excellence of its founding musicians, and members dedicated to enhancing the Performing Arts scene in Milton.

The MPO is entering it’s fourth season with an exciting lineup, and a new home at the First Ontario Centre for the Arts Milton. All performances will be in the arts centre’s Mattamy Theatre moving forward. The season begins in September, and the first concert is always a family-friendly concert with special ticket pricing to kick off the season.

 

About the Orchestra…

The Milton Philharmonic Orchestra is a membership-based auditioned community orchestra, run by an elected volunteer board of directors. We are a registered charitable, non-profit group, so all membership fees and proceeds are used to sustain the Orchestra’s needs. Membership fees and concert proceeds are used for the following: Conductor, Concert Master, and principal musician fees, acquiring music, rehearsal space, insurance, and other miscellaneous needs, including guest soloists. Our budget and accounting is made available to all members on a regular basis and discussed at a yearly AGM.

For current requirements and auditions, please go here.