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2010 | 11 Season

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Israelievitch plays Beethoven

Saturday, November 6, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

KSO Music Director Maestro Kristian Alexander opens the season with Beethoven’s cheerful Symphony No. 8. Internationally renowned violinist Jacques Israelievitch plays Beethoven’s famous Violin Concerto. A splendid night not to be missed!

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Jacques Israelievitch, violin

Alexa Petrenko, host

Beethoven, Prometheus Creatures Overture, op. 43
Beethoven, Concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 61
Beethoven, Symphony No. 8, op. 93

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the KSO

Concert December 17 2010

Friday, December 17, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Open Dress Rehearsal
Monday, December 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Unionville Old Library Centre

Dazzling Holiday favourites by Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel surround a Canadian premiere of the cheerful Two Hanukkah Songs by the American composer Adam Grossman and the lamenting Voice for Hope by the Canadian composer Larysa Kuzmenko. Share a glass of Champagne and hors-d’oeuvres with the KSO musicians and supporters, after the concert.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Katerina Tchoubar, soprano
Cheryl Campbell, soprano
Marta Herman, mezzo-soprano
Loralie Kirkpatrick, mezzo-soprano

June Garber, host

Village Voices
Joan Andrews, artistic director

Handel, Overture to Messiah
J.S. Bach, Kleines Magnificat BWV Anh. 21
Kuzmenko, Voice for hope
Grossman, Two Hanukkah Songs
Vivaldi, Gloria RV 589′

Beethoven's Seventh Symphony

Concert February 19 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 8:00 P.M.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Maestro Kristian Alexander leads Kindred Spirits Orchestra in Beethoven’s most spontaneous Symphony, the Seventh, that Richard Wagner depicted as an “apotheosis of the dance”. Samuel Bisson performs Haydn’s virtuosic and emotionally intense Concerto for cello and orchestra. An evening of sheer joy and delight.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Samuel Bisson, cello

Alexa Petrenko, host

Mozart, Così fan tutte overture, K. 588
Haydn, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony

Concert April 30 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 8:00 P.M.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Beethoven’s bucolic “Pastoral” Symphony No. 6 is paired with one of Mozart’s greatest piano concerti, performed by Darrett Zusko. Mozart’s Overture to The Abduction from Seraglio opens a marvelous evening of passion and excitement.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Darrett Zusko, piano

Alexa Petrenko, host

Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail overture, K. 384
Mozart, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 24, K. 491
Kulesha, Divertimento
Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, Op. 86

Mozart's "Coronation" Mass

Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 8:00 P.M.
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Mozart, Mozart, and Mozart. Three astounding jewels of the composer’s craft: the powerful overture to “Don Giovanni”, his last symphony, No. 41 (“Jupiter”), and the majestic “Coronation” Mass featuring a stellar cast and the celebrated Voices Choir.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Cheryl Campbell, soprano
Claudia Lemcke, mezzo soprano
Stanislav Vitort, tenor
Mark Hamilton, bass

Voices Choir
Ron Cheung, choir director

Alexa Petrenko, host

Mozart, Don Giovanni overture, K. 527
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”, K. 551
Mozart, Mass in C (“Coronation”), K. 317

Special Events

Markham New Music Festival

Concert May 7 2011 Markham New Music Festival

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 8:00 P.M.
Varley Art Gallery

Varley Art Gallery presents Carol Wainio: The Book, a visual artist’s research into the history and evolution of fairytales. These multi-faceted works explore the changing nature of illustrations, but also serve as a point of departure for a reflection on contemporary concerns linked to globalization, poverty and the environment. Kindred Spirits Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Kristian Alexander, compliments the exhibition with a performance of contemporary music by Sibelius, Morawetz, and Dohnányi. Share a glass of Champagne with the musicians after the concert in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Sona Kaltagian, violin
Daniela Gassi, viola
Rachel Gauntlett, cello
Carmen Gassi, clarinet
Adam Gaw, French horn
Hasmig Surmelian, piano

Morawetz, Overture to a fairy tale
Sibelius, Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 46
Dohnányi, Sextet, Op. 37

North York Music Festival Gala

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 3:00 P.M.
Lawrence Park Church

Winners of the 2011 Concerto Competition perform with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra during the closing ceremony and Gala concert of North York Music Festival.

Keith Reid, conductor
Anson Hui, piano
William Bellehumeur, piano
Lee Ramsay, mezzo-soprano

Mozart, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 20
Saint-Saëns, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2
Gluck, J’ai perdu mon Eurydice (Orfeo)
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