The Kindred Spirits Orchestra holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Cornell Recital Hall, located at 3201 Bur Oak Ave. (407 ETR and 9th Line) in Markham. The hall is a 5,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art facility, entirely covered with maple wood, built-in projection screen, surround sound audio system, WiFi, digital recording studio, music library and a leading edge dynamic acoustic system. The venue is also used as a chamber music recital hall outfitted with 200 amphitheatre-style retractable seats. The rehearsal hall also has 2 studios, which are used for warm-up and practicing.
The Kindred Spirits Orchestra has its own Steinway grand piano, a complete set of professional percussion instruments, Adams Dresden timpani, celeste, ergonomic professional musicians chairs and stands, a music library with a commercial booklet printer, and orchestral risers. Recently, the KSO has also acquired a state-of-the-art filming and live-streaming production system with 8 HD cameras, video switcher, Behringer X32 audio mixer and 24 Sennheiser microphones. In 2021, the KSO became the first orchestra in Canada to migrate to a fully digital library platform that permanently replaced paper-based music parts with iPad Pro tablets made available to all musicians.
The following pro bono positions are currently available:
- Oboe/English Horn
- Clarinet (Bass, Eb)
- French Horn
- Tutti (sectional) violins, violas, cellos and contrabasses
Cornell Recital Hall
Musicians who are interested in joining the KSO are invited to email GM@KSOrchestra.ca their resumés highlighting their music-related experience, education and qualifications. Advanced students are invited to apply to the KSO Young Artist Mentorship (YAM) Program.
“You have a wonderful organization that surpasses other fully professional orchestras I have been involved with over the years.” (Peter Kellett, former Associate Principal Trumpet)
“Excellent orchestra – one of the finest I have played with in Ontario.” (Senya Trubashnik, former Principal Oboe)
“I’ve learned a lot from playing with the KSO and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to play a lot of excellent repertoire.” (Daniela Gassi, former Associate Principal Viola)