The Kindred Spirits Orchestra holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Cornell Recital Hall, located at 3201 Bur Oak Ave. (407 ETR and 9th Line) in east 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 can also be used as a small recital hall being outfitted with 200 retractable seats. The rehearsal hall also has 2 smaller size studios adjacent to it, which are used for warm-up and practicing. In addition, the KSO has its own Steinway grand piano, a complete set of professional percussion instruments, 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 5 HD cameras, video switcher, Behringer X32 audio mixer and 24 Sennheiser microphones. Future development includes investing in a VAE Active Acoustic System and digitalization of the music library by replacing printed music paper sheets with iPad Pro tablets for all musicians.
The following pro bono positions are currently available:
- Oboe/English Horn
- Clarinet (Bass, Eb)
- French Horn
- Tutti (sectional) violini, violi, celli and contrabassi
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)