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Concerts and Events

2014 | 15 Season

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Image for October 18, 2014 ConcertLove, Hope and Transformation  Opening Night Fundraising Gala Dinner and Silent Auction
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

$15 - $35    Tickets no longer available.

Image for December 13, 2014 ConcertA Night with Beethoven
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

$15 - $35    Tickets no longer available.

Image for February 28, 2015 ConcertMendelssohn, Prokofiev and Brahms
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

$15 - $35    Tickets no longer available.

Image for April 3, 2015 ConcertSpring Fever
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

$15 - $35    Tickets no longer available.

Image for May 16, 2015 ConcertElgar’s Cello Concerto
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

$15 - $35    Tickets no longer available.

Image for June 26 ConcertFrom the Ashes Reborn
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

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SPECIAL CONCERTS AND EVENTS

Image for November 15, 2014 ConcertHeavenly Harps
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

$15 - $35    Tickets no longer available.

Image for February, 2015 ConcertChinese New Year Celebration
February 2015 (TBC)
Markham Civic Centre

Free admission 

Image for June 19, 2015 ConcertHypnotic passion
Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Cornell Recital Hall

$10    Tickets no longer available.

Image for July 1, 2015 ConcertUnionville Canada Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Unionville Millennium Bandstand

Free admission 


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LOVE, HOPE AND TRANSFORMATION
Opening Night Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Join the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in celebrating the first concert of the season. Start the evening off in style with an opening night gala followed by spectacular music. Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman overture delights and provides audiences with the style that would define the composer’s voice throughout his career. Acclaimed pianist Dong Xu joins the orchestra with Ravel’s rhythmically complex and jazz influenced Concerto pour la main gauche (Concerto for the Left Hand). The program concludes with Richard Strauss’ Symphony No. 2: a remarkable work that reflects the German Romanticism of Strauss’ tutelage.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Dong Xu | pianist

Alexa Petrenko | host (Classical 96.3 FM radio)

7:00 p.m.   Silent auction begins in the foyer of Markham Theatre and closes at 9:30 pm
7:15 p.m.   Pre-concert talk with Carmen Gassi, KSO Principal Clarinettist
7:30 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital) with Rodney Gray, Principal Flutist and Marie-Andrée Gray, Principal Violinist
                   Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Dong Xu
                   Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne
 

Wagner, Overture to Der fliegende Holländer View Notes Listen
Ravel, Concerto pour la main gauche for piano and orchestra View Notes Listen
R. Strauss, Symphony No. 2 in F minor View Notes Listen

$15 - $35

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A NIGHT WITH BEETHOVEN

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Taking centre stage is a concert devoted entirely to the great works of master composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The KSO’s own violinist Marie-Andree Gray shines in her performance of Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F, a lyrically beautiful piece imbued with passion and melancholy. Younggun Kim returns to the KSO to perform Beethoven’s Concerti for Piano No. 3 and 4: two spectacular works that were conceived during Beethoven’s fruitful mid-career, which also saw the creation of his infamous Symphony No. 5.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Younggun Kim | pianist
Marie-Andrée Gray | violinist

Alexa Petrenko | host (Classical 96.3 FM radio)

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital) with Carmen Gassi, KSO Principal Clarinettist and
                  Daniel Paquin, Associate Principal Clarinettist.
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:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk with Sara Lukjanovs, KSO Associate Principal Contrabass
                   Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Younggun Kim

                   Post-concert complimentary glass of Champagne

Beethoven, Romance for violin and orchestra No. 2 in F major View Notes Listen
Beethoven, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in C minor View Notes Listen
Beethoven, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4 in G major View Notes Listen

$15 - $35

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MENDELSSOHN, PROKOFIEV AND BRAHMS

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Artistic inspiration comes in many forms. For a 17-year-old Mendelssohn, it was Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that inspired him to compose one of his most popular works. For Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, it was the folk music of Russia and Spain that served as his muse. Brahms was inspired by Beethoven's legacy and although had great success in his other works, it was only until much later in his career that he was ready to compose his first symphony.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Ruben Kosemyan | violinist

Alexa Petrenko | host (Classical 96.3 FM radio)

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital) with Kishan Chouhan, Principal Bassoon of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk with Michael Berec, Assistant Conductor of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra
                   Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Ruben Kosemyan
                   Post-concert complimentary glass of Champagne

Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Op. 21 View Notes Listen
Prokofiev, Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 2 in G minor View Notes Listen
Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 View Notes Listen

$15 - $35

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SPRING FEVER

Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Spring is in the air with a dazzling selection of Romantic works sure to delight. Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz (The Marksman) is an epic piece that pits good against evil, but most importantly, celebrates the power of love. Delicate and powerful solos prove tantalizing in Liszt’s first Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 exudes beauty and grandeur: a true love letter to the Rhine River, where Schumann lived most of his life.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
William Bellehumeur | pianist

Alexa Petrenko | host (Classical 96.3 FM radio)

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital) with Valentina Tchaikovsky, Principal Violist of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk with Alexa Ball, Associate Principal Flutist of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra
                   Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Maestro Kristian Alexander
 

C.M. von Weber, Overture to Der Freischütz View Notes Listen
Liszt, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in E-flat major View Notes Listen
Schumann, Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” in E flat major, Op. 97 View Notes Listen

$15 - $35

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ELGAR'S CELLO CONCERTO

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Join Maestro Kristian Alexander as he leads the Kindred Spirits Orchestra through a spirited journey of musical bliss. Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture’s tender tones paint a breathtaking portrait of the sea. Cellist Jun Kyu Park performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto, known to many as Elgar’s ultimate compositional work. Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 breaks with tradition in a delightful romp that celebrates the composer’s joy and happiness.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Jun Kyu Park | cellist

Alexa Petrenko | host (Classical 96.3 FM radio)

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital) with Jesse Dietschi, Principal Contrabass of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk with Michael Berec, Assistant Conductor of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra
                   Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Jun Kyu Park
                   Post-concert complimentary glass of Champagne
 

Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 View Notes Listen
Elgar, Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor, Op. 85 View Notes Listen
Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 View Notes Listen

$15 - $35

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FROM ASHES REBORN
Markham Contemporary Müsic Festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

The final concert of the season masterfully blends three centuries of music in one glorious night. Beethoven’s The Ruins of Athens Overture, originally commissioned for a theatre opening, is a dramatic work that is sure to stir the soul. Award winning pianist Christina Quilico performs Heather Schmidt's vibrant Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4; a powerful and majestic work which the composer programmatically subtitles "Phoenix Ascending". Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1, penned in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution, is an accomplished work that pulses with both tradition and innovation.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Christina Petrowska-Quilico | pianist

Alexa Petrenko | host (Classical 96.3 FM radio)

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk
                   Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Christina Petrowska-Quilico
                   Post-concert complimentary glass of Champagne

Beethoven, Overture to The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 View Notes Listen
Heather Schmidt, Concert for piano and orchestra No. 4 View Notes Listen
Copland, Fanfare for the common man View Notes Listen
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 1 View Notes Listen

$15 - $35

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SPECIAL CONCERTS AND EVENTS


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HEAVENLY HARPS

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 P.M.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra gives an extraordinary night of premières. Ann Hobson Pilot, former Boston Symphony Orchestra's Principal Harpist, dazzles in the Canadian premiere of On Willows and Birches, which John Williams wrote for Pilot to mark an outstanding 40 year career with one of the world's finests orchestras. Following is a world premiere of Canadian composer James Campbell’s Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, featuring the renowned harpist Teresa Suen. Rounding out the program is Strauss’ Symphony No. 2, a piece that reveals the burgeoning talents of Strauss in his early years.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Ann Hobson Pilot | harpist
Teresa Suen | harpist

Boris Brott | host

7:15 p.m.   Pre-concert talk with Michael Berec, Assistant Conductor of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra
7:30 p.m.   Prélude
(pre-concert recital) with Jing Ye, Concertmaste rof the Kindred Spirits Orchestra
                   Intermission discussion with Boris Brott, Ann Hobson Pilot and Teresa Suen

J. Strauss, Radetzki March View Notes Listen
John Williams, On Willows and Birches for harp and orchestra* View Notes Listen
James W. Campbell, Concerto for harp and orchestra** View Notes  
R. Strauss, Symphony No. 2 in F minor View Notes Listen

* Canadian premiere. ** World premiere.

$15 - $35

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

February, 2015 (TBC)
Markham Civic Centre

Enjoy traditonal Chinese music and celebrate the year of the Sheep.

Free admission. 

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HYPNOTIC PASSION

Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Cornell Recital Hall
3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham ON L6B 0T2
Markham Contemporary Music Festival

Join the KSO for a stimulating concert of twentieth century music at Markham’s 2015 Contemporary Music Festival. Bartók’s hypnotically spine-chilling, Music for Percussion, Strings and Celesta, excites primal urges with its unique evocative melodies, timbres and soundscapes. Pianist Michael Berkovsky brings his passion and technique to the aurally beautiful and highly emotive Piano Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Lisa Hartl | trumpet
Michael Berkovsky | piano

Bartók, Music for strings, percussion and celesta View Notes Listen
Shostakovich: Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings No. 1 View Notes Listen

$10

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UNIONVILLE CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:00 P.M.
Unionville Millennium Bandstand

Celebrate Canada Day light classic favourites performed by Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Revel in orchestral grandeur with Beethoven’s The Ruins of Athens Overture, originally commissioned for a theatre opening: a dramatic work that is sure to stir the soul. The KSO’s own violinist Marie-Andree Gray shines in her performance of Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F, a lyrically beautiful piece imbued with passion and melancholy. Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman overture delights and provides audiences with the style that would define the composer’s voice throughout his career. Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz (The Marksman) is an epic piece that pits good against evil, but most importantly, celebrates the power of love. Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture’s tender tones paint a breathtaking portrait of the sea. The celebration culminates in a spectacular performance of Tchaikovsky's Solemn Overture The Year 1812 written to commemorate Russia's defense of their motherland against Napoleon Bonaparte's invading Grand Armée.

Beethoven, Overture to The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 View Notes Listen
Beethoven, Romance for violin and orchestra No. 2 in F major View Notes Listen
Wagner, Overture to Der fliegende Holländer View Notes Listen
Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 1 View Notes Listen
Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Op. 21 View Notes Listen
C.M. von Weber, Overture to Der Freischütz View Notes Listen
J. Strauss, Radetzki March View Notes Listen
Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 View Notes Listen
Tchaikovsky, The year 1812, solemn overture, Op. 49 View Notes Listen

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Marie-Andrée Gray | violinist

Free admission. 

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