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October 2022

2022/23Baroque & Beyond

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is a staple of the Baroque repertoire. In this strings-only program curated by KWS Concertmaster Bénédicte Lauzière, discover a different take on this famous piece that tips its (tango) hat to the original. The program also features a work by Vivaldi himself and Grieg’s tribute to the Baroque playwright Ludvig Holberg.

  • Wed Oct 5 / 8:00 pm

    First United Church

  • Fri Oct 7 / 8:00 pm

    Harcourt Memorial United Church

  • Sat Oct 8 / 8:00 pm

    Central Presbyterian Church

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1001 Nights

The KWS brass quintet in collaboration with a storyteller will recreate some of the many stories from the 1001 Nights and Sinbad’s sea adventures. Children and adults alike will be transported into the magical world of Sinbad and his many travels, encountering mystical lands and creatures through the music of Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov.

  • Sat Oct 8 / 10:30 am

    Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Sat Nov 5 / 10:30 am

    Stork Family YMCA

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Thorgy and the Thorchestra

The reigning “Queen of Classical Music” Thorgy Thor rose to fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race and now she’ll amaze you onstage with her tremendous talent. Teaming up with conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, she wields her outrageous fashion sense, razor-sharp wit, and virtuoso classical chops to create a thrilling, theatrical show.

  • Fri Oct 14 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat Oct 15 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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Halloween Fun

Our Halloween-inspired concert explores the links between costumes, through festivals like Halloween and Carnival and its inspiration for classical music.

  • Sat Oct 15 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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Grieg & Sibelius

Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu joins Andrei Feher for Grieg’s epic Piano Concerto in A minor. Both large-scale and tender, the piano concerto is contrasted perfectly by Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, a compact crystallization of ideas from chaos in three movements. KWS commission Megyaakwaang by Barbara Assiginaak opens this spirited program.

  • Sat Oct 29 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun Oct 30 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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November 2022


The Art of Video Game Music

Swedish video game music concert producer Orvar Säfström make his Canadian debut with the KWS in a video game music event that focuses on the exceptional quality of the music and the orchestra. Orvar will be narrating the concert himself, presenting well known themes intertwined with lesser known gems and perhaps even a few surprises!

  • Wed Nov 9 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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Murdoch Mysteries in Concert

Canada’s #1 drama comes to musical life! See Murdoch, Dr. Julia Ogden, Inspector Brackenreid, Constable George Crabtree, and the entire cast on the big screen accompanied by Robert Carli’s score performed live by the KWS in sync to one of the most beloved and musically rich episodes.

  • Fri Nov 11 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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