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2015/16 Season Overview

Daniel takes us through the highlights of the 2015/16 Season!

The KWS Goes on Tour!

This week the KWS performs two concerts on the road, including the ever-popular Quantum Symphony program, developed with UW's Institute for Quantum Computing.

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Ian Whitman, double bass

Beethoven's Eroica

Hear more about Beethoven's heroic Symphony No. 3 and a bass concerto performed by KWS' own Ian Whitman!
Due to an injury sustained in a recent cycling accident, Teddy Abrams is unfortunately unable to conduct this weekend. We are grateful that conductor Carlos Izcaray is able to join us on short notice.

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Aisslinn Nosky, violin

Mendelssohn's Library

Tafelmusik's Aisslinn Nosky joins the KWS to lead this special program curated by KWS' own Allene Chomyn.

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Final Frontier - Star Trek to Star Wars and Beyond!

Final Frontier: From Star Trek to Star Wars and Beyond

Guest Conductor John Morris Russell joins the KWS for a concert that's out of this world!

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Edwin Outwater

Edwin's Guide to Stravinsky

The genius of Stravinsky is discussed and audiences will be given insight into the mind of this incredible composer!

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Tess Girard, video Artist

Visual Music: The World of Tess Girard

Video art and music collide with Canadian video artist Tess Girard working with the KWS for a program including Sibelius and Barbotin.

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David Fung, piano

The Mozart Phenomenon

Rising star pianist David Fung joins the KWS to take on Mighty Mozart!

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John McDermott

John McDermott

World-renowned Scottish-Canadian Tenor John McDermott joins the KWS for a night of classic celtic favourites!

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Natasha Sharko, viola

Baroque & Beyond: Before They Were Famous

Curated by KWS cellist Nancy Wharton, this program focuses on the early years of some of the world's most famous composers!

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AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle

The Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel

AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle join the KWS for a tribute to one of pop music's most iconic bands!

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Natasha Paremski, piano

Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto & Symphonic Dances

Dynamic pianist Natasha Paremski joins the KWS for a night featuring two of Rachmaninoff's most famous works!

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Lan Wewei, pipa

Friendship: A Journey to China

Learn about the Pipa and get a taste of what you'll hear at this weekend's Intersections Series concert!

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Edwin Outwater

Edwin's Orchestra Follies

Daniel introduces the comedic side of classical music in this week's podcast.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Music and Shakespeare meet for this enchanting concert!

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Listen to the Podcast - with special notes on the upcoming Family Series concert!

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Get a taste of what you'll hear at this year's Nutcracker presentation, including live accompaniment by the KWS!

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Yuletide Spectacular!

Youth Orchestra Program

Hear more about this year's edition of the ever-popular Yuletide Spectacular!

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Youth Orchestra

Youth Orchestra Program

Daniel describes the two concerts coming up this weekend at the CCPA, featuring the five ensembles that make up the Youth Orchestra Program.

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Tai Murray, violin

Appalachian Spring

Violinist Tai Murray returns to the KWS to play Barber's violin concerto on a program featuring Copland's masterpiece Appalachian Spring and Canadian composer Riho Esko Maimets' work ...aux étoiles.

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Listen to the Podcast - with special notes on the Salute to the Rat Pack!

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Edwin Outwater

Writers on Music

Hear more about this fascinating program featuring authors Miriam Toews and Wayne Grady!

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Anthony Christie, cello

Baroque & Beyond - The Music of Patrick O'Brian

Learn about this novel-inspired program featuring music from Boccherini, JS Bach, Mozart and more!

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The Barra MacNeils

Outreach Week

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser introduces the outreach week concerts in this special podcast!

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The Barra MacNeils

The Barra MacNeils

A true celebration of Celtic music from one of Canada’s best-loved Cape Breton bands, together with the KWS!

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Todd Yaniw, piano

Todd Yaniw Plays Grieg

Todd Yaniw joins the KWS for Grieg’s Piano Concerto, a Romantic masterpiece with some of the most famous melodies in the repertoire. Guest conductor Tito Muñoz makes a welcome return to conduct Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony, a work that was inspired by the composer’s “spring of love” not long after marrying his beloved Clara.

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Read Notes from Edwin - special entry from guest conductor Tito Muñoz!

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Ross Edwards, KWS Principal Clarinet

To The Ends Of The Alphabet

Baroque & Beyond runs from A-Z for this program, curated by KWS' own David Wadley.

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Cirque Mechanics

Cirque Mechanics

Innovative mechanics and amazing acrobatics combine with classical music favourites for Cirque Mechanics!

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Time for Three

 

Time for Three and Encores!

The " the world's first classically-trained garage band" returns to the KWS for a concert of mashups with Grieg, The Beatles, Coldplay and more!

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