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2011 | 12 Season

Concerts

Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony

Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8:00 P.M.
Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Maestro Kristian Alexander opens the concert season with Mendelssohn’s most famous “Italian” symphony. Internationally renowned pianist Christina Petrowska-Quilico performs the evergreen dazzling concerto for piano and orchestra by the Norwegian composer Edward Grieg. An evening of all-romantic favourites not to be missed!

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano

Alexa Petrenko, host

7:30 p.m. – Pre-concert chat in the foyer of Markham Theatre 

Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute
Grieg, Concerto for piano and orchestra
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

Handel's Messiah

Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 7:30 P.M.
Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s Messiah – performed with matchless spirit by the KSO! A heartening performance of the immortal oratorio with a stellar cast under the baton of Maestro Kristian Alexander.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Daniel Bedrossian, descant
Irene Ilic, soprano
Claudia Lemcke, mezzo-soprano
Stephan Harland, tenor
Jesse Clark, bass-baritone

Alexa Petrenko, host

Village Voices
Joan Andrews, director

7:00 p.m. – Pre-concert chat in the foyer of Markham Theatre

Handel, Messiah

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Concert February 18 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:00 P.M.
Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Rossini’s sparkling Overture to Cinderella’s timeless story illuminates the stage for one of the most beloved cornerstones of the repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, performed to a great acclaim by Crystal Ye. Prokofiev’s effervescent Symphony No. 1 and Bizet’s teasing “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle”, sung by soprano Helena Holl, complete a romantic evening of passion and love.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Jing Ye, violin
Helena Holl, soprano

Alexa Petrenko, host

7:30 p.m. – Pre-concert chat in the foyer of Markham Theatre

Rossini, Overture to La Cenerentola
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, Op. 25 “Classical”
Bizet, L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Carmen)
Lehár, Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß (Giuditta)

Broadway Kids Live!

Concert May 6 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.
Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

The Sound of Music, Cinderella, Oliver!, Annie, Hercules, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Les Misérable, An American Tail, and much, much more! All time children`s favourites sung by a talented cast, beautifully narrated by incomparable actress and singer June Garber, and accompanied by the Kindred Spirits Orchestra. 

Kristian Alexander, artistic director
Keith Reid, conductor
Jobert Sevilleno, director
Angela Burns, mezzo-soprano

June Garber, narrator

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Concert_June_28_2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 8:00 P.M.
Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 25 that combines a classical form with flamboyant expression is paired with Haydn’s virtuosic trumpet concerto performed by Jonas Feldman. Maestro Kristian Alexander has framed these beautiful jewels of the Viennese style with Beethoven’s powerful and expressive Egmont Overture and Honegger’s placid symphonic poem Pastoral d’été.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Jonas Feldman, trumpet

Alexa Petrenko, host

7:30 p.m. – Pre-concert chat in the foyer of Markham Theatre

Beethoven, Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Haydn, Concerto for trumpet and orchestra
Mozart, Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Honegger, Pastoral d’été

Special Events

Glass Houses, Rivers, and Folk Dances

Markham Contemporary Music Festival

Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 P.M. Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts
The Kindred Spirits Orchestra performs compositions by Stravinsky, Bartok, Richard Strauss, Honegger, and Brian Current. Internationally renowned pianist Christina Petrowska-Quilico plays compositions by the celebrated Canadian composer Ann Southam. Listen to enlightening discussions that stimulate and entertain. Share a glass of Champagne with the musicians after the concert in celebration of the beginning of the spring.

Kristian Alexander, artistic director
Andrew Chung, conductor
Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano
Jaye Marsh Graham, flute

Alexa Petrenko, host

7:30 p.m. – Pre-concert chat in the foyer of Markham Theatre

Current, Concertino for flute and strings
Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 76
Stravinsky, Concerto in Es “Dumbarton Oaks”
Honegger, Pastoral d’été
Southam, Rivers (3rd set), No. 4
Southam, Rivers (2nd set), No. 7
Southam, Glass Houses No. 5
R. Strauss, Suite in B-flat, Op. 4

Unionville Canada Day Celebration

Concert July 1

Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 1:00 P.M.
Unionville Millennium Bandstand

Celebrate Canada Day with flag raising ceremony, entertainment by Kindred Spirits Orchestra, face-painters, clowns, and fun-filled family activities. Taste traditional Canada Day shortcake and prepare for a dazzling display of light, colour, and sound as the sky alights with the magnificent flowers of the fireworks.

Kristian Alexander, conductor
Jonas Feldman, trumpet

Beethoven, Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Haydn, Concerto for trumpet and orchestra
Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 76
Honegger, Pastoral d’été
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