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On this page you will find all of the available Program Notes for the Signature Series


Grand Finale: Edwin’s Farewell

Find out more about Edwin's final concert as KWS Music Director featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan" and more!

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Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Find out more about Dvořák’s magnificent cello Concerto and Brahms’ Third Symphony, one of his most personal and intimate orchestral works!

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Beethoven's Fifth

Find out more about one of Beethoven’s best-known compositions, the famous Fifth Symphony, and Verdi’s most beloved overture!

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Beilman Plays Sibelius

Find out more about Mozart's dark and dramatic Symphony No. 25, as well as Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto and the epic Symphony No. 7!

Please note, the updated Symphony No. 7 from the Signature House Program.

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Classical Delights with Chopin Medalist

Find out more about Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22, as well as Sergei Prokfiev's Symphony No. 1, Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 3 and more!

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Debuts and Bijoux

Find out more about Montreal-born Éric Champagne's Mouvement symphonique No. 1, as well as Maurice Ravel's popular Mother Goose, Henri Rabaud's enduring orchestral work of La procession nocturne and more!

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Edwin's Final Beethoven

What's special about Beethoven's Symphony No. 2? Find out what makes it Beethoven's most high-energy symphony, then read about Korngold's Violin Concerto and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2!

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Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

Find out more about Mason Bates' innovative Mothership, as well as Rachmaninoff's thrilling Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky's fateful Symphony No. 4!

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