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Welcome to the Insights Podcast Page!

Below you will find all of the Insights Podcasts, featuring the KWS' own Assistant Conductor, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser.



2011/12 Season

KWS Press Kit

The Dress Rehearsal

Recent Press


Glorious Brahms

Dynamic young conductor Marcelo Lehninger joins the KWS on stage for a work by Jordan Pal, Brahms' Symphony No. 1, and his profound Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) featuring the Grand Philharmonic Choir!

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.

KWS Concerto Celebration

This week Daniel takes us through the KWS Concerto Celebration, which highlights the individual talents of our orchestra!

Geometry and Music

This week's Intersections Series concert, the last of 2015/16, explores the work of Donald Coxeter, who revolutionized the world of geometry and who believed that mathematics and music were intimately related.

The von Trapps

The von Trapps - yes THOSE von Trapps - join the KWS on stage this weekend for a mix of old and new favourites!

Janina Plays Chopin

Janina Fialkowska is back at the KWS to play Chopin's lovely Piano Concerto No. 2. Hear a sneak peek of this week's beautiful and powerful program!

Dancin' Thru the Decades

KWS favourite Matt Catingub is back for a concert featuring dance music through the ages, from Glenn Miller to Madonna and Pharrell Williams, you may just have to get up and dance!


The KWS performs Russian masterpieces this weekend with Scheherazade and Prokofiev's third Piano Concerto performed by special guest, pianist Alon Goldstein.

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.

Tanya Tagaq

Intersections goes outside the box once again with the incomparable Tanya Tagaq!

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band

This week we get a little help from our friends at the Art of Time Ensemble for performances of one of the Beatles most iconic albums!

Die Fledermaus

Get a sneak peek of what to expect from this week's rollicking concert!

Yuletide Spectacular!

Have you ever wondered what goes into our Yuletide Spectacular concerts? Get a taste of what you'll see and hear this year in this week's podcast!

Bruckner's Romantic Symphony and Bruch's Violin Concerto

Did you know that our Assistant Conductor went to junior highschool with one of the composers on the program? Find out more on this week's podcast!

The Hands of Orlac

Hear all about the creative mayhem of this week's Intersections concert!

The Music at Sanssouci

Hear about the music on this week's program, which revolves around the court of Frederick the Great of Prussia.

Orion Plays Haydn & Mozart

Get a sneak peek of what's on this weekend with Haydn, Mozart & Bach!

Ode to the Horn

This week's podcast focuses on the brassy program of this week's Baroque & Beyond concerts.

James Bond & Music from Around the World

Bond, James Bond! This week's podcast features a glimpse into next weekend's concerts, Jams Bond: The Music and the Family Concert - Music from Around the World.


Beethoven Marathon

Hear about the artistic feat that pianist Stewart Goodyear will undertake this weekend!


Preview Concert and Quantum

Hear more about the Preview Concert and another encore of our critically-acclaimed Quantum program!


2015/16 Season Overview

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