Now entering its 30th season, the Brott Music Festival (est. 1988) is the largest non-profit orchestral music festival in Canada, and, the only festival with a full-time, professional orchestra-in-residence. The Brott Music Festival is renowned for its extremely high artistic standard, world class soloists, its exuberant young orchestra and its eclectic mix of orchestral, chamber, jazz, pops and education concerts at various venues across Southern Ontario.

Coming events

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16/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Thurs. August 16th, 7:30pm FirstOntario Concert Hall $55 Reg ǀ $50 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $20 Stu Canadian premier of the concert version of West Side Story; this is Bernstein’s complete score, in all its breathless, nuanced—and ultimately heartbreaking—beauty.

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02/08/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Thurs. August 2nd, 7:30pm Hamilton Convention Centre $41 Reg ǀ $38 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $15 Stu From a galaxy far, far away concert and games show collide.  We’ll explore music from all the Star Wars films, plus teams from the Dark side and the Jedis will compete in a “Name That Film/Character” trivia […]

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26/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Thurs. July 26th, 7:30pm L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University Pianist: Valerie Tryon $39 Reg ǀ $35 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $15 Stu Goulet: United Anthems Grieg: Piano Concerto Grieg: Peer Gynt Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 Inspired by his increasing belief in the connection of nature and music, Jean Sibelius composed his transformational 5th Symphony. […]

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19/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Thurs. July 19th, 7:30pm FirstOntario Concert Hall BrottOpera Cast Directed by: Patrick Hansen  $55 Reg ǀ $50 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $20 Stu The mysterious, bewitching & enchanting Magic Flute! BrottOpera presents Mozart’s final operatic work, which debuted in 1791 only months before his death, in a uniquely captivating theme: Steampunk. This style is […]

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12/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Thurs. July 12th, 7:30pm FirstOntario Concert Hall $44 Reg ǀ $39 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $15 Stu BrottOpera Cast Bernstein: Candide…………………………Overture Thomas: Hamlet……………………………..O vin, dissipe la tristesse Puccini: Madama Butterfly……………..Un bel di vedremo Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore………………Una furtiva lagrima Gounod: Roméo et Juliette…..Dieu, quel frisson…Amour, ranime mon courage Mozart: Don Giovanni…………………..Là ci darem la mano Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti……………What a movie! […]

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05/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Thurs. July 5th, 7:30pm Liuna Station $44 Reg ǀ $39 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $15 Stu Strauss: Dei Fleidermause Overture Strauss: Farewell to America Waltz Strauss: Blue Danube Monti: Csardas Lehar: Merry Widow Waltz Liszt: Les Preludes Strauss: Pizzicato Polka Strauss: Fireproof Polka Haydn: Farewell Symphony (4th Movement) Radetski: March Strauss: Wine, Women and […]

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29/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Fri. June 29th, 7:30pm Hamilton Convention Centre $41 Reg ǀ $38 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $15 Stu “Sgt. Pepper” was described as “a historic departure in the progress of music” and was the first example of pop music being elevated to the level of fine art. “Abbey Road” was the Beatles last studio album, […]

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28/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Thurs. June 28th 7:30pm Burlington Performing Arts Centre $35 Reg ǀ $30 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $15 Stu   Alexina Louie: Infinite Sky with Birds Peter Maxwell Davies: Orkney Wedding with Sunrise Gustav Holst: The Planets From the beautifully captivating notes of Louie’s ‘soaring birds’ to the power and finesse of Holst’s most famous […]

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24/06/2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Concert 2: Tryon’s Four Seasons High Tea Sun. June 24th, 2pm Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre Pianist: Valerie Tryon $50 Reg ǀ $46 Sr ǀ $35 Stu  Join festival favourite, internationally renowned pianist, Valerie Tryon as she serenades us with music that captures the magic of each season…all made perfect with a delicious high tea of scones, […]

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21/06/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The Music of the Night Thurs. June 21st 7:30pm Burlington Performing Arts Centre   Brott Chorus $35 Reg ǀ $30 Sr ǀ $25 Brott35 ǀ $ 15 Stu Webber: Requiem Selection of Andrew Lloyd Webber favourites Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time; his music encompasses a blend of musical genres ranging […]

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17/08/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – An enthralling collaboration of some of the most powerful pieces in choral music. Excerpts from the inspirational Mahler’s 2nd to the sublime Beethoven’s 9th symphony and Orff’s iconic Carmina Burana. Hear this astonishing music at one of the world’s great acoustic treasures. A spellbinding way to complete 30 years.

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11/08/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Celebrating one of the longest continually running film series in history, each Bond with a distinct theme of their own. From the smooth and impenetrable tunes of the Connery era to the radio-ready offerings of the Daniel Craig years. Aston Martins, Bollinger and vodka martinis are the backdrop for this fun and musical trip through […]

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01/08/2017 – 02/08/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Fire from the heart–the works of a genius performed both on violin and piano, his beloved symphonies and most popular concertos. Violin virtuoso Benedicte Lauziere and world-renowned pianist Valerie Tryon as soloists. Prominent Beethoven scholar & lecturer, Jeffrey Stokes, to give pre-concert chats at 6:30pm. Tues. Aug. 1st 7:30pm Violinist: Bénédicte Lauzière Beethoven: Symphony No. […]

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20/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Impressionist masters Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel’s works are performed by violin virtuoso Alexandre Da Costa, winner of the 2012 Juno for Classical Album of the Year. From the relentless and daring Bolero to the evocative La Mer–you won’t want to miss it! Mercure: Kaleidescope Strauss: Rosenkavalier Waltzes Debussy: La Mer Ravel: Bolero

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16/07/2017 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – World renowned pianist and great festival favourite Valerie Tryon performs her favourites! All made perfect with a delicious high tea of scones, clotted cream, finger sandwiches, squares and English tea. The AGH has graciously invited our patrons to visit the gallery free of charge that afternoon. A real summer’s afternoon treat! Rachmaninoff: Kreisler Liebesleid Mendelssohn: […]

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13/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere, and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and sufferings of his characters. Our superb cast of internationally acclaimed opera singers will dazzle you in this interpretation of Bizet’s classic. Join us for a night at the opera! […]

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06/07/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Greatest hits–arias, duets and ensembles from the world of grand and comic opera by Bizet, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Britten and Tchaikovsky to name a few! For tickets visit: www.brottmusic.com or call 905-525-7664

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30/06/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award winner, Dominic Mancuso will be presenting a multi-lingual repertoire taken from his last two CD’s; the Juno Awarded ‘World Music Album of the Year’–Comfortably Mine and his internationally acclaimed Sub Urban Gypsy. His brand of  world fusion incorporates elements of World/Jazz with Roots/Folk, underscored by an infectious on-stage energy and […]

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29/06/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Two sides of Tchaikovsky, triumphant & mighty, lyrical & profound–something for everyone! Magnetic, easy-going, and delightfully articulate, Canadian pianist Ian Parker captivates audiences wherever he goes. For tickets visit: www.brottmusic.com or call 905-525-7664

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21/06/2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Our 30th season begins with a return to the acoustically superior St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Waterdown. Two great masterpieces come together: Mozart’s Requiem, one of his most powerful and well known pieces and, Canadian composer, Glick’s enthralling Triumph of the Spirit. Sublime grandeur. Tickets at www.brottmusic.com or 905-525-7664