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Concerts and Events

2017 | 2018 Season

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Image for October 21, 2017 ConcertBeethoven's Symphony No. 9  Opening Night Gala and Silent Auction
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Image for December 16, 2017 ConcertRussian Romance
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Image for February 10, 2018 ConcertThe Will of Life  Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Image for March 30, 2018 ConcertTchaikovsky and Liszt
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Image for May 20, 2017 ConcertWrath and Revolution
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Image for June 28 ConcertLove and Faith
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

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SPECIAL CONCERTS AND EVENTS

Image for February 17, 2018 ConcertChinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 17, 2018 (TBC)
Markham Civic Centre

Free admission

Image for June 16, 2018 ConcertL'Histoire du soldat Markham Contemporary Music Festival
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Cornell Recital Hall

$10 Tickets at the door.

Image for June_30, 2018 ConcertKSO at the CBC
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

$40 - $15       BUY TICKETS 

Image for July 1, 2018 ConcertUnionville Canada Day Celebration
Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Unionville Millennium Theatre

Free admission 


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BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY No. 9
Opening Night Gala and Silent Auction

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Join Maestro Kristian Alexander while he leads the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in celebrating the first concert of the season. No other piece is as fitting for an opening night gala concert than Beethoven’s ultimate Symphony No. 9: the iconic symphonic masterwork featuring voices that rivetingly conclude the piece with the much celebrated Ode to Joy. Also on the program are two spellbinding and seldom performed works: Beethoven’s Overture to the stage-play King Stephen, and the virtuosic Concerto for Contrabass and Orchestra No. 2 by the Italian composer Giovanni Bottesini.

Kristian Alexander | conductor

Jesse Dietschi | contrabassist

Sarah Forestieri | soprano
Danielle MacMillan | mezzo-soprano
Michael Barrett | tenor
John Holland | baritone

Toronto Classical Singers
Jurgen Petrenko | artistic director

Michael Berec | host

7:00 p.m.   Silent auction begins in the foyer of Markham Theatre and closes at 9:30 pm
7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk

                  Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Jurgen Petrenko
                  Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne
 

Beethoven, Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117 View Notes Listen
Bottesini, Concerto for contrabass and orchestra No. 2 View Notes Listen
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in F, Op. 125 View Notes Listen

$40 - $15

This concert is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Canadian community foundations, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

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RUSSIAN ROMANCE

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Stay warm this December as the KSO presents a concert of passionate Russian music filled with pomp, romantic virtuosity and soaring melodies. The program starts off with the fervent Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich: a thrilling work written in a mere three days. The unsanctioned voice of Shostakovich is further explored with his dramatic Violin Concerto No. 1, performed by Canadian violinist Marc Djokic. Closing the night, is the lyrically emotive Symphony No. 2 by the ever-sentimental musical poet, Rachmaninoff.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Marc Djokic | violinist

Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk

                   Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Marc Djokic
                   Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne
 

Shostakovich, Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96 View Notes Listen
Shostakovich, Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1, Op. 77 View Notes Listen
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 View Notes Listen

$40 - $15

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THE WILL OF LIFE

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

The beauty of music knows no borders, and unifies listeners in the tuneful sundry of our harmonious world. Award-winning Canadian composer Vincent Ho writes music for the stringed Chinese instrument the pipa, in an original composition performed by the Grammy-nominated Wu Man. The child prodigy Leonid Nediak takes centre stage with the rhythmically stirring Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev. In the midst of the First Great War, Danish composer Carl Nielsen penned his “Inextinguishable” Symphony No. 4, a heroic reflection on the nature of humankind.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Vincent Ho | composer-in-residence
Wu Man | pipa
Yi Qin | narrator
Leonid Nediak | pianist

Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk

                   Intermission discussion with Michael Berec, Wu Man and Yi Qin
                   Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne

Vincent Ho, Rejuvenation: A Taoist Journey View Notes Listen
Prokofiev, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3, Op. 26 View Notes Listen
Nielsen, Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 "The inextinguishable" View Notes Listen

$40 - $15

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TCHAIKOVSKY AND LISZT

Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Two ostentatious works for the piano by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt lead the evening’s concert featuring prize-winning pianist Ricker Choi. Liszt’s demonic dance of death, Totentanz, conjures the Day of Wrath, while his Piano Concerto No. 2 displays theatrical feats of extravagance at the keyboard. Illuminating audiences is harpist Teresa Suen-Campbell, who performs a world premiere by the celebrated Chinese composer Chan Wing-Wah. The beautifully orchestrated Symphony No. 3 “Polish” by Tchaikovsky is sure to please the ears in its unconventional five-movement format.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Chan Wing-Wah | composer-in-residence
Ricker Choi | pianist
Teresa Suen-Campbell | harpist

Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk in the foyer of Markham Theatre
                   Intermission discussion with Michael Berec, Chan Wing-Wah, Ricker Choi and Teresa Suen-Campbell

Liszt, Totentanz, S. 126 View Notes Listen
Liszt, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2, S. 125 View Notes Listen
Chan Wing-Wah, Concerto for harp and orchestra*    
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 3, Op. 29 "Polish" View Notes Listen
     
* World première    

$40 - $15

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WRATH AND REVOLUTION

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

From the most woeful and sinister themes emerge the most moving melodies. Camille Saint-Saëns’ energetically haunting Danse Macabre evokes the Devil in music, featuring the Kindred Spirits Orchestra’s own concertmaster, Jing Ye, on violin. Grammy-nominated composer and flutist Ron Korb performs Taiwanese composer Ma Shui-long’s thrilling Bamboo Flute Concerto. The bloodbath of “The Year 1905” in Russia’s revolutionary past is masterfully illustrated in Shostakovich’s fierce and impassioned Symphony No. 11.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Jing Ye | violinist
Ron Korb | flutist

Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk in the foyer of Markham Theatre
                   Intermission discussion with Michael Berec andRon Korb
                   Post-concert complimentary glass of Champagne
 

Saint-Saëns, Dance Macabre View Notes Listen
Ma-Shui Long, Concerto for bamboo flute and orchestra* View Notes Listen
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 11, Op. 103 "The Year 1905" View Notes Listen
     
* Canadian première    

$40 - $15

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LOVE AND FAITH

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Maestro Kristian Alexander unites the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in their concluding concert of 2017-2018. Ravel’s most celebrated work, Boléro, is a cleverly crafted rising orchestral crescendo through the use of brilliant ever-changing instrumental colours and texture. Intriguingly annotated “Herein is enshrined the soul of…..” makes Elgar’s Violin Concerto, a truly touching piece where “love and faith meet.” Taken from motives from his sinfully immoral opera, The Fiery Angel, Symphony No. 3 by Prokofiev unquestionably rouses our darkest emotions.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Andrew Sords | violinist

Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk in the foyer of Markham Theatre
                   Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Andrew Sords
                   Post-concert complimentary glass of Champagne

Ravel, Boléro View Notes Listen
Elgar, Concerto for violin and orchestra, Op. 61 View Notes Listen
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 3, Op. 44 View Notes Listen

$40 - $15

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SPECIAL CONCERTS AND EVENTS


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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Saturday, February 17, 2018 (TBC)
Markham Civic Centre

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

Free admission. 

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L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Cornell Recital Hall
3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham ON L6B 0T2
Markham Contemporary Music Festival

Markham’s 2018 Contemporary Music Festival is pleased to present a provocative concert of mesmerizing modern music, dance and drama. A bargain with the devil leads a soldier to a life of hardship and heartache in Stravinsky’s L'Histoire du Soldat.

Kristian Alexander | conductor

Actors, dancers, narrator

Stravinsky, L'Histoire du soldat View Notes Listen

$10

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RAVEL'S BOLÉRO

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio
250 Front St. West., Toronto ON M5V 3G5

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra returns to the CBC Glenn Gould Studio for a special concert featuring renowned American conductor Maestro Victor Liva and the brilliant American violinist Andrew Sords. Ravel’s most celebrated work Boléro, is a cleverly crafted rising orchestral crescendo though the use of brilliantly ever-changing instrumental colours and texture. Intriguingly annotated “Herein is enshrined the soul of…..” makes Elgar’s Violin Concerto a truly touching piece where “love and faith meet.” Taken from motives from his sinfully immoral opera The Fiery Angel, Symphony No. 3 by Prokofiev unquestionably rouses our darkest emotions.

Victor Liva | conductor
Andrew Sords | violinist

Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m.   Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.   Pre-concert talk in the foyer
                  Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Andrew Sords

Ravel, Boléro View Notes Listen
Elgar, Concerto for violin and orchestra, Op. 61 View Notes Listen
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 3, Op. 44 View Notes Listen

$40 - $15

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UNIONVILLE CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Unionville Millennium Bandstand

Celebrate Canada Day with entertainment by Kindred Spirits Orchestra and prepare for a dazzling display of light, colour, and sound as the sky alights with the magnificent flowers of the fireworks.

Beethoven, Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117 View Notes Listen
J. Strauss, Radetzki March View Notes Listen
Ravel, Boléro View Notes Listen
Bottesini, Concerto for contrabass and orchestra No. 2 View Notes Listen
Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 1 View Notes Listen
Saint-Saëns, Dance macabre View Notes Listen
Tchaikovsky, The year 1812, solemn overture, Op. 49 View Notes Listen

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Jing Ye | violinist
Jesse Dietschi | contrabassist

Michael Berec | host

Free admission. 

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