THE FORBIDDEN SYMPHONY
Opening Night Gala

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8 p.m. (EST)

Flato Markham Theatre

171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham

October 22

Join Maestro Kristian Alexander as he leads the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in celebrating the first concert of the season, including an Opening Night Gala. Now a concert hall staple, Strauss Jr.’s enduring overture of captivating themes to Die Fledermaus (The Bat), is the embodiment of bubbly Viennese operetta. Canadian cellist Rachel Mercer returns to the KSO in a rousing performance of the aggressively passionate Concerto for cello and orchestra by French composer Édouard Lalo. Grieg handwrites “Must never be performed” on the score of his seldom heard, yet energetically youthful Symphony in C minor.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Rachel Mercer | cellist
Michael Berec | host

7:10 p.m. Prélude: pre-concert recital.

7:20 p.m. Pre-concert talk.

Intermission discussion and Q&A with Rachel Mercer and Michael Berec. Post-concert reception.

 

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Strauss Jr., Die Fledermaus overture

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Lalo, Concerto for cello and orchestra

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Grieg, Symphony in C minor

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Tickets Pricing

Box Seat – $40

Orchestra Centre – $38

Orchestra back/side – $35

Balcony – $30

Box Seat – $30

Orchestra Centre – $28.50

Orchestra back/side – $26.50

Balcony – $22.50

Box Seat – $20

Orchestra Centre – $19

Orchestra back/side – $17.50

Balcony – $15