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Marcelo Lehninger

Lehninger Conducts Brahms

Dynamic young conductor Marcelo Lehninger leads the season finale, performing the music of young Canadian composer Jordan Pal and glorious music of Brahms.

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John Helmers, photo by Ben Lariviere Photography

Baroque & Beyond: Evolution

This week the KWS and featured Orchestra soloists trace the evolution of the classical symphony; a story told through the music of the composers who laid its foundation, as well as those who refined it.

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Benedicte Lauziere, KWS Concertmaster

KWS Concerto Celebration

Members of the KWS take centre stage for a concert that celebrates the individual talents of our orchestra!

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Donald Coxeter

The Geometry of Music

Join the KWS and special guests to explore a world of symmetry, pattern, and the intimate relationship between mathematics and music, with a focus on the beauty and elegance of geometry and its most passionate apostle, the late Donald Coxeter.

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The von Trapps

The von Trapps

The great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp continue the legendary family tradition and bring their talents to the KWS stage!

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Scheherazade

Janina Plays Chopin

Guest conductor Heiichiro Ohyama makes his KWS conducting debut with a program featuring pianist Janina Fialkowska playing Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, along with Dvorak's powerful Symphony No. 7!

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Dancin Thru the Decades!

Dancin Thru The Decades

KWS favourite Matt Catingub returns with a program that might just make you get up and dance - from Glen Miller to Madonna and Pharrell Williams, hear your favourites LIVE!

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Scheherazade

Scheherazade

Edwin Outwater leads a program of Russian masterpieces, featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Tchaikovsky's The Tempest and Prokofiev's third Piano Concerto, performed by pianist Alon Goldstein.

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Matt Dusk and Eleanor McCain

The Music of Love and Music Around Your House

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the KWS! Special guests Matt Dusk and Eleanor McCain join us for a concert of familiar love songs. Also this weekend is our second Family Series concert, Music Around Your House.

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Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Joining us on the Intersections Series this week is Tanya Tagaq - a genre-defying, Polaris Prize-winning artist who brings her unique style to the KWS!

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Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

This week we get a little help from our friends, the Art of Time Ensemble and some of Canada's favourite vocalists to present one of the Beatles iconic albums!

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Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus

Opera returns to Kitchener-Waterloo! In this concert version of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s beloved opera, Die Fledermaus, the KWS joins forces with Wilfrid Laurier University music faculty, host Daniel Isengart and surprise guests to present an evening of glorious melody, great laughs and unforgettable performances.

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The Hands of Orlac, Nov 20 & 21

Yuletide Spectacular!

Learn about what's on Waterloo Region's favourite holiday concert with this week's podcast!

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Elena Urioste, violin

Bruckner's Romantic Symphony

Guest violinist Elena Urioste joins the KWS for a program with Bruch's famous Violin Concerto, Bruckner's Romantic Symphony and a work by Donovan Seidle.

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The Hands of Orlac, Nov 20 & 21

 

The Hands of Orlac

Find out what happens when you tkae the first silent horror film and add a brand new accompanying score!

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Ode to the Horn, Oct 14, 16 & 16

 

Music at Sanssouci

Find out what's on the program this week, featuring the KWS horn section!

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Stewart Goodyear, piano

Orion Plays Haydn & Mozart!

Guest artist Orion Weiss joins the KWS for a unique program of Haydn, Mozart & Bach.

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Ode to the Horn, Oct 14, 16 & 16

Ode to the Horn

Find out what's on the program this week, featuring the KWS horn section!

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James Bond, the Music

The Music of James Bond

Guest Conductor John Morris Russell joins the KWS for a concert full of mystery and intrigue with music from some of 007's best missions!

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Stewart Goodyear, piano

Beethoven Marathon

Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear takes on all five Beethoven piano concertos in one weekend!

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Preview Concert and Quantum

Listen to highlights from the Preview Concert and another encore of the critically-acclaimed Quantum concert!

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2015/16 Season Overview

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

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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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