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BECAUSE there’s nothing like a child sitting on the edge of their seat, mesmerized as they watch their first live concert.


Announcing: Our 2017-18 School Concerts Program

All concerts at the Centre In The Square!

The School Concerts Program provides music education in the classroom and concert hall by supporting teachers with classroom resources, KWS musician visits and an engaging concert presentation that ties to the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum.

Grades 1 - 3


Have you ever stopped to wonder about all of the different things that music can do? This program examines how music helps us celebrate significant events, such as weddings and birthdays. Hear how music can represent what we do at work and at play; how it can depict a story and portray emotions so effectively. The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will demonstrate this by performing music from movies, operas, symphonies and more.

This concert will introduce grade 1—3 students to some important concepts from the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum through music. Not only will the students see and hear the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in the acoustically superb Centre in the Square, they will also make connections to their classroom studies and learn new ideas.

To enhance the concert experience the KWS sends some of its musicians into the schools to meet the students, give instrument demonstrations, talk about the concert and answer questions from the students. Please encourage your students to be inquisitive—we love answering questions about what we do and the music we perform!

January 16, 2018, 10:30 -11:15 am and 12:45 -1:30 pm

January 17, 2018, 10:30 -11:15 am and 12:45 -1:30 pm

$5 + HST per attendee for this program.

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To access the teacher's guide click here


Grades 4 - 6


A programme from Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute for Grades 4-6

Rhythm is a universal element of music. Composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting.  Through Link Up repertoire, students explore rhythm, pulse, and groove as listeners, composers, and performers of music.

This concert invites active participation from classes via soprano recorder or singing alongside the KW Symphony to several of the pieces. Preparatory guides will be supplied electronically this year to all participating teachers and students well in advance to help facilitate the best learning experience possible!

This concert also includes a personal visit to your classroom by a KWS musician!  This visit will give your students a personal connection to the orchestra with lots of musical demonstrations and commentary from one of our orchestra members.

This concert offers the opportunity (optional) for students to perform on recorders with the KWS from the audience!  

May 15, 2018, 10:30 -11:15 am and 12:45 -1:30 pm

May 16, 2018, 10:30 -11:15 am and 12:45 -1:30 pm

$5 + HST per attendee for this program.


Please Note: Seats will be on sale in early November. Details will be listed on this page.