Audio Archive

Symphony #40 by Mozart

An excerpt from one of the most beautiful of Mozart’s symphonies, performed by the orchestra on March 1, 2013 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, James McKay conducting.

Prelude to Afternoon Of A Faun

One of Debussy’s most famous compositions, performed by the orchestra on May 5, 2013 at the Burlington Performing Arts Center, James McKay conducting.

Star Wars Theme

A portion of the Star Wars soundtrack by John Williams made famous by the movies of the same name. Played by the orchestra under the direction of James McKay at the Burlington Performing Arts Center on May 5, 2013.


A clip from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker Suite performed by the symphony December 9, 2012 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Pratik Gandhi conducting

Symphony #5 by Tchaikovsky

An excerpt from the amazing fifth symphony composed by Tchaikovsky. performed by the orchestra at the Royal Botanical Gardens on November 10, 2010 with James McKay conducting.

Audio Archive

The Symphony on the Bay audio archive comprises 35 concerts recorded from 1973 to present including about 140 pieces of music. From 1973 to 2012, the original recordings were on cassette tapes. All of these have now been transferred to digital files at the Jazz Kitchen Studio. From 2013 onwards, the recordings were done digitally at BPAC (a few elsewhere). The digital files are being edited and remastered at the Jazz Kitchen Studio. Specific pieces of music are posted on SoundCloud as they are completed. With only a few exceptions, the quality of of the recordings and the performances is surprisingly excellent. For the moment, the music is only available for streaming, not download. Downloads may be considered in the future. Select from the SoundCloud interface, or click the SoundCloud logo below it, to access the archive.


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