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Accolades

Accolades Archive

Not sure if you missed what people are saying about the KSO? Browse this listing for past accolades and acknowledgements about the KSO. Letters and reviews are organized chronologically.

2011 Archive
2010 Archive
2009 Archive


2011 Archive

December 2011

"Performing with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Kristian Alexander was a wonderful experience. The musicians were very supportive and the concert was sold-out. What more could one ask for?"

Christina Petrowska-Quilico
Pianist

November 2011

"The Kindred Spirits Orchestra is a very important part of our community. I am very proud to know that the Orchestra is enriching the lives of our residents through our cherished Markham Theatre."

Valerie Burke
Councillor (Thornhill)

To read the full text of the letter, click here [PDF].

April 2011

"Kindred Spirits Orchestra plays an important role in promoting arts and culture in Ontario through their outstanding musical performances. Our government appreciates the Orchestra's commitment to exciting entertainment that inspires classical music lovers of all ages."

The Honourable Michael Chan
Ontario Minister of culture

To read the full text of the letter, click here [PDF].

March 2011

"I commend the Kindred Spirits Orchestra for their efforts to inspire, uplift, educate, and entertain their audiences through the power of music. Your efforts go a long way to developping an appreciation of all forms of music in our communities."

Mr. Frank Scarpitti
Mayor of Markham

To read the full text of the letter, click here [PDF].


2010 Archive

February 2010

Kindred Spirits Orchestra is a highly dedicated group of musicians, striving for excellence while sporting a spirit of togetherness and enjoyment in music making. Music Director Kristian Alexander provides with finely balanced leadership that brings together a detail-oriented approach with inspiration for his fellow musicians. I recently played a Mozart concerto with the orchestra: the sound was great and contributed towards the creation of an extraordinary experience. Congratulations on your performance! I look forward to future collaborations.

Jacques Israelievitch
Violinist, former Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

2009 Archive

December 2009

Chanukah Celebrations played by the talented Kindred Spirits Orchestra was delightful. The inspired, detailed interpretation, along with a passionate playing, brought to the forefront by Maestro Kristian Alexander, was excellent.

Daniel Friedman
Composer

December 2009

How exciting to know that the symphony orchestra — an ensemble that began to take recognizable shape in the late 16th century — is alive and flourishing in the 21st century? And what better sign of the vitality, fascination and interest engendered by a symphony orchestra than the creation of a new orchestra in a thriving Canadian city thousands of miles away from the orchestra’s European birthplace?

Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada is a national organization with the mandate to serve as the united national voice of the Canadian orchestral community. We at Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada salute the founders, leaders and performers who make up the Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Your dedication to high artistic standards, music education, the mentoring of gifted youth, community involvement and sound management practices will serve you — and the communities you help to unite through music — well.

Best wishes for a successful inaugural season!

Katherine Carleton
Executive Director, Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada

May 2009

The work of Kindred Spirits Orchestra to change lives through music as well as inspire and educate both the members of the Orchestra and audiences who come to hear the performances aligns with the Mayor's desire to develop a diverse, cultural environment for the community. We wish you well and look forward to your future performances.

Office of Mr. Frank Scarpitti
Mayor of Markham