2023 | 2024 Concert Season

Welcome to the Kindred Spirits Orchestra 2023-2024 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 Toronto and Markham. Our opening night gala will be on October 21, 2023 at the Flato Markham Theatre, where we will also perform in December 2023 and February 2024. Then, in March, May and June 2024, we will present our new concert series “3 at the Meridian” in Toronto’s premium Meridian Arts Centre (George Weston Recital Hall). In April 2024, we will co-present the 13th annual Markham Contemporary Music Festival at Cornell Recital Hall. In June 2024, we will conclude our season with a concert at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio, and on July 1, 2024 we will present our traditional Canada Day celebration at the Unionville Millennium Theatre.

Highlights of the season include Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No. 5Rimsky-Korsakov‘s ScheherazadeShostakovich‘s Symphony No. 8, Bizet‘s Symphony in C, Bruckner‘s Symphony No. 3, and Honegger‘s Symphony No. 3 “Liturgique”.

Maestro 6

Our concert season opening will mark the 110th birthday of one of the major Polish composers of the 20th century—Witold Lutosławsky with pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico as the featured soloist in Lutosławsky’s Concerto for piano and orchestra. In December, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jonathan Crow will present Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Later in the season, internationally renowned Spanish pianist Ludmil Angelov will offer his lauded interpretation of Chopin’s Piano concerto No. 2. Daniel Vnukowski will present the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra by the French composer César Franck and Li Wang will bring the West and the East together in the Piano concerto “Yellow River” by Xian Xinghai.

Inside the 2023 | 2024 Concert Season

War and Peace

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Flato Markham Theatre

Stravinsky, Scherzo fantastique
Lutosławski, Concerto for piano and orchestra
Honegger, Symphony No. 3 “Liturgique”

The Greatest Show

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Flato Markham Theatre

Stravinsky, Circus Polka
Bartók, Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 2
Bruckner, Symphony No. 3 in D minor 

Around the World

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Flato Markham Theatre

Stravinsky, Scènes de ballet
Saint-Saëns, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Myths and Legends

Saturday, March 16, 2024
George Weston Recital Hall

Jordan Pal, On the Double
Xinghai, Piano concerto “Yellow River”
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

Wind Symphonies

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Cornell Recital Hall

Stravinsky, Symphonies of wind instruments
Stravinsky, Concerto for piano and wind instruments
Hindemith, Konzertmusik for piano, brass and harps

Per Aspera ad Astra

Saturday, May 11, 2024
George Weston Recital Hall

de Falla, Three-cornered hat suite
Chopin, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E minor

A Romantic Evening in France

Saturday, June 22, 2024
George Weston Recital Hall

Franck, Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra
d’Indy, Symphonie sur un Chant Montagnard
Bizet, Symphony in C

Beginnings and Endings

Saturday, June 29, 2024
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

Franck, Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra
d’Indy, Symphonie sur un Chant Montagnard
Bizet, Symphony in C

Canada Day Celebration

Monday, July 1, 2024
Unionville Millennium Theatre

Light Classics, Broadway and beyond


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