2024 | 2025 concert season

 

Welcome to the Kindred Spirits Orchestra 2024-2025 concert season! Under the direction of Maestro Kristian Alexander, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra will present a 9-concert series in the cities of Toronto and Markham. Our opening night gala will be on October 19, 2024 at the Flato Markham Theatre, where we will also perform in December 2025 and February 2025. Then, in March, May and June 2024, we will present our concert series “3 at the Weston” in Toronto’s premium Meridian Arts Centre – George Weston Recital Hall. In June 2025, we will conclude our season with a concert at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio, followed by our traditional Canada Day celebration on July 1, 2025 at the Unionville Millennium Theatre.

Highlights of the season include Bruckner‘s Symphony No. 6, Verdi‘s Messa da RequiemShostakovich‘s Symphony No. 7, Debussy‘s La mer and Scriabin‘s Poem of ecstasy as well as a world première of a Concerto for piano trio and string orchestra by Gary Kulesha and world premières of another two pieces by Hong Kong composers.

2012 KSO Gala

The Gryphon trio with pianist Jamie Parker, violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon and cellist Roman Borys will be the featured ensemble at the 14th annual Markham Contemporary Music Festival co-presented by the KSO at the Cornell Recital Hall. Award-winning cellist Winona Zelenka will make his début with the KSO in Dvořák’s Concerto for cello and orchestra. Principal Violinist of the Regina Symphony Orchestra Heng-Han Hou will also make his début with the KSO in Barók’s Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1. Acclaimed pianist Michael Berkovsky will return to the Flato Markham Theatre with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and internationally renowned pianist Dmitri Levkovich will make his début at the Meridian Arts Centre with Bartók’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1. Verdi’s Requiem will bring together the Orpheus Choir and the Resound Choir with soprano Natalya Gennadi, mezzo-soprano Danielle MacMillan, tenor Marcel D’Entremont and bass Dion Mazerolle


Inside the 2024 | 2025 Concert Season

Cultural Dialogues

Saturday, October 19, 2024
Flato Markham Theatre

Concertante for harp and orchestra (world première)
Dvořák, Concerto for cello and orchestra
Lalo, Symphony in G minor

Impressions of the Sea

Saturday, December 7, 2024
Flato Markham Theatre

Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker suite
Saint-Saëns, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 5
Debussy, La mer

Kaleidoscopic Sentiments

Saturday, February 8, 2025
Flato Markham Theatre

Ravel, Valses nobles et sentimentales
Gershwin, Rhapsody in blue for piano and orchestra
Scriabin, The Poem of ecstasy

A Night at the Opera

Saturday, March 8, 2025
George Weston Recital Hall

Bizet, Carmen suite No. 2
Bartók, Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1
Bruckner, Symphony No. 6

Gods and Griffons

Saturday, March 29, 2025
Cornell Recital Hall

Kulesha, Concerto for piano trio and strings 
(KSO commission, world première)
Stravinsky, Apollon Musagète

Poems and Portraits

Saturday, May 10, 2025
George Weston Recital Hall

Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Bartók, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’

Verdi's Requiem

Saturday, June 21, 2025
George Weston Recital Hall

Verdi, Messa da requiem


The French Connection

Saturday, June 28, 2025
CBC Glenn Gould Studio

DebussyLa mer
RavelValses nobles et sentimentales
Lalo, Symphony in G minor

Canada Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 1, 2025
Unionville Millennium Theatre

Light Classics, Broadway and beyond

 


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