September 11, 2021 at 8 p.m. (EST)

SMSV Cultural Centre

3300 Highway 7, Markham

Kristian Alexander (SQ)

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents uniquely orchestrated compositions from two unique European masters of twentieth century music. Deeply touched by his fellow composer’s death, and scored for tubular bell and string orchestra, Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten is a mournful and meditative elegy. Dmitri
Shostakovich’s most extraordinarily scored symphony is his Fourteenth. Written for two solo voices, string orchestra and percussion, this work is a profound ode to the power of suffering and death. Presented in original (Russian) language with surtitles in English.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Stephanie DeCiantis | soprano
John Holland | bass-baritone
Michael Berec | host

In-person concert.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

PärtCantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

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Shostakovich, Symphony No. 14Op. 135

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Tickets Pricing

General admission – $30

General admission – $25

General admission – $20

1 Recording – $30

Introducing KSO Flex

This season we are introducing KSO Flex. It offers you up to 3 ways to view our concerts. We want to make sure that you can enjoy our concerts the way you prefer.
Plus, you can switch your initial viewing option to another available option at least 24 hours prior to the concert start time:


There is nothing better than hearing the fabulous acoustics of the concert hall and feeling the performance energy in person.
This is the best way to enjoy our concerts.


Can’t be there in person? A live-streaming of the performance is the next best thing.
You can enjoy our concerts anywhere you like.


We understand that life is busy. You can listen to a recording of the concert at a more convenient time, anywhere you like.


About the 2021 | 2022 Season

The concert halls are responsible for adhering to public health requirements.  As regulations may change from time to time, information will be available through the concert halls’ websites.

About the KSO Subscription

Yes, you can exchange your concert subscription choices at any time up to 24 hours prior to the concert to another available option.

If you cannot make it to a particular concert, you can donate your ticket back to the KSO for an income tax donation receipt.

About the KSO Flex

Yes, you can exchange your concert subscription choices at any time up to 24 hours prior to the concert to another available option.

You can contact us 24 hours before the concert performance start time to change your viewing option. Please email your request to or give us a call at 905-604-8339.

If you choose to switch to in-person viewing, you will receive a seat in the balcony section of the concert hall, subject to availability.

 If you choose to watch a concert recording, it will be available by a web link 10 days after the concert date.

The recording will be available for 14 days.

Once the recording is available, you can watch it as many times as you like.

No, there is no cost to change your viewing option.

At this moment, we cannot accommodate an upgrade.

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