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2009 | 10 Season


Mozart's “Gran Partita”

Concert November 3 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:00 P.M.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Music Director Kristian Alexander launches the season with all time favourites including Barber’s beautifully romantic Adagio and Elgar’s Serenade for Strings. Wagner’s birthday gift to his wife, Siegfried Idyll, and Mozart’s famous Serenade for Winds will take you through some of the most delicate tone colours that you will not forget.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Alexa Petrenko, host

Puccini, I Crisantemi
Barber, Adagio
Elgar, Serenade for Strings
Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Mozart, Serenade for Winds, K. 361

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the KSO

Monday, December 14, 2009 at 8:00 P.M.
Unionville Old Library Centre

Come to celebrate the Holiday Season with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra’s musicians, Music Director Maestro Alexander, and our special guest, Canadian composer, Daniel Friedman. Listen to rarely performed compositions for Christmas by Bach, Corelli, Haydn, and Berlioz, as well as our own Canadian Chanukah Celebrations by Friedman. This one-hour concert is without intermission and will be followed by a complimentary reception with roasted chestnuts, donuts, grog, and kosher drinks. A splendid evening not to be missed!

Kristian Alexander, conductor

Bach-Stokowski, Mein Jesu, BWV 487
Corelli, “Christmas” Concerto, Op. 6/8
Berlioz, L’Enfance de Christ, Op. 25
Haydn, Symphony No. 26 (Lamentatione)
Friedman, Chanukah Celebrations

Israelievitch plays Mozart

Concert February 11 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 8:00 P.M.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Beethoven’s classical First and innovative Second Symphonies are paired with one of the most beautiful concerti for a violin and orchestra, written by Mozart, performed by internationally renowned violinist Jacques Israelievitch. Bach’s Prelude in B minor, masterfully arranged for strings by Leopold Stokowski, graciously opens an evening of passion and surprise.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Alexa Petrenko, host

Bach-Stokowski, Prelude in B, BWV 893
Mozart, Concerto for violin in D, K. 218
Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 in C
Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D

Beethoven's Third Symphony "Eroica"

Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 8:00 P.M.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

KSO principal, Carmen Gassi, performs Mozart’s wistful clarinet concerto that was written in the final years of the composer’s life. This performance also features Beethoven’s heroic Symphony No. 3 often cited as the masterwork marking the end of the Classical Era and the beginning of the Romanticism, in music.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Carmen Gassi, clarinet
Alexa Petrenko, host

Beethoven, Overture Coriolan, Op. 62
Mozart, Concerto for Clarinet, K. 622
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Concert June 12 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 8:00 P.M.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Internationally renowned Irish-born flutist Emma Elkinson makes her KSO début with Mozart’s famous concerto for flute, in G major. Music Director, Kristian Alexander, leads the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in Beethoven’s most popular and well-known Symphony No. 5. Bach’s famous Suite for Orchestra opens a spectacular evening of drama and passion.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Emma Elkinson, flute
Alexa Petrenko, host

Bach, Suite for orchestra No. 3, BWV 1068
Mozart, Concerto for flute in G, K. 313
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Hyuntak Lee plays Mozart

Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 8:00 P.M.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Winner of the Korean National Piano Competition, Hyuntak Lee makes his Glenn Gould Studio debut with Mozart’s enigmatic Piano Concerto No. 23. Maestro Alexander leads the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in Beethoven’s gentle and placid Fourth Symphony, which prompted Berlioz to comment: “the being who wrote such a marvel of inspiration… was not human.”

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Hyuntak Lee, piano
Alexa Petrenko, host

Bach-Stokowski, Siciliano, BWV 1017
Mozart, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 23 in A major
Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in B flat

North York Music Festival

Winners of the 2010 Concerto competition

Concert June 19 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
Cadillac-Fairview Shops at Don Mills

Tchaikovsky’s and Sibelius’ Violin Concertos and Grieg’s Piano Concerto will be performed by the winners of the North York Music Festival Instrumental Concerto Competition. Special concert produced by Cadillac Fairview and hosted by Classical 96.3 FM radio personality Alexa Petrenko.

Scott Harrison, conductor
Eli Karpinsky, piano
Nicole Li, violin
Sarah Velasco, violin
Alexa Petrenko, host

Grieg, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, op. 16 (1st movement)
Sibelius, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 47 (1st movement)
Tchaikovsky, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 35 (1st movement)

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