2022 | 2023 Concert Season


Welcome to the Kindred Spirits Orchestra 2022-2023 Concert season! Under the direction of Maestro Kristian Alexander, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra is thrilled to present a 9-concert series in the cities of Markham, Richmond Hill and Toronto. Our opening night gala will be on October 22, 2022 at the Flato Markham Theatre, where we will also perform in December 2022 and February 2023. Then, in March, May and June 2023, we will reconnect with our beloved audience at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. In April 2023, we will co-present the 12th annual Markham Contemporary Music Festival at COrnell Recital Hall, in June 2023, we will conclude our season with a concert at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio, and in July 2023 with a Canada Day celebration at the Unionville Millennium Theatre.

Highlights of the season include Stravinsky‘s “Petrushka”, Shostakovich‘s Symphony No. 4, Hindemith‘s Symphony “Mathis der Mahler”, Bruckner‘s Symphony No. 2, Prokofiev‘s Symphony No. 7, Grieg’s Symphony in c minor, and Honegger‘s Symphony No. 2.

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We are excited to welcome the return of National Arts Centre Principal Cellist Rachel Mercer in Lalo’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, acclaimed pianist Michael Berkovsky in Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto, emerging violinist Emmanuelle Sievers in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, and celebrated violinist Jing Ye in the “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang. Renowned pianist Alexander Panizza will make his début with the KSO in Strauss’s “Burlesque” and American violinist Andrew Sords will present Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy”. Markham Contemporary Music Festival will feature pianist Antonia de Wolfe in works by Hindemith and Górecki and Chinese conductor Xiao Ming in masterpieces by Prokofiev.

Inside the 2022 | 2023 Concert Season

The Forbidden Symphony Opening Night Gala

October 22, 2022
Flato Markham Theatre

Strauss Jr., Die Fledermaus overture
Lalo, Concerto for cello and orchestra
Grieg, Symphony in C minor

Jing Ye | violinist

Locomotives, Butterflies and Puppets

December 10, 2022
Flato Markham Theatre

Honegger, Pacific 231
He Zhanhao & Chen Change, The Butterfly Lovers Concerto for violin and orchestra
Stravinsky, Petrushka (1911)

The Sport of Music

February 11, 2023
Flato Markham Theatre

Honegger, Rugby
Stravinsky, Concerto for violin and orchestra
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 4 in C minor

Matthias the Painter

March 11, 2023
Richmond Hill Centre

Stravinsky, Fireworks
R. Strauss, Burlesque for piano and orchestra
Hindemith, Mathis der Mahler

Antonia de Wolfe

The Four Temperaments

April 1, 2023
Cornell Recital Hall

Górecki, Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra
Hindemith, Theme and Variations “The Four Temperaments” for piano and strings
Honegger, Symphony No. 2

Michael Berkovsky

Fervor, Flair and Fandango

May 20, 2023
Richmond Hill Centre

Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol
Tchaikovsky, Piano concerto No. 2
Bruckner, Symphony No. 2

Andrew Sords

A Scottish Fantasy

June 23, 2023
Richmond Hill Centre

Prokofiev, Russian Overture
Bruch, Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7

Bartosz Żurakowski

Prokofiev and Bruch

June 24, 2023
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Prokofiev, Russian Overture
Bruch, Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7

Canada Day Celebration

July 1, 2023
Unionville Millennium Theatre

Light Classics, Broadway and beyond

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About the 2022 | 2023 Season

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