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KWS ends the Season with Masterpieces
from Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

The Kitchener-Waterloo welcomes back violinist Karen Gomyo for the KWS’ last concert of the 2013/14 Season, Petrushka Finale on May 30 & 31 at 8 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater, the concert features Stravinsky’s famous Petrushka, along with Gomyo’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major and Ana Sokolovic’s Ringelspiel.

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The KWS Brings Film Music of Heroes and Villains to the Stage

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony welcomes back guest conductor John Morris Russell for a concert taken from the sound stages of Hollywood with Superheroes on May 23 & 24 at 8 pm at the Centre In The Square. Joined by soprano Rachel Krehm and tenor Adrian Kramer of Toronto’s Opera 5, as well as Youth Orchestra violinist Ana Lavinia Vlad, this concert brings to life the music of much-loved superhero movies!

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Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser named KWS Assistant Conductor

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser to the position of Assistant Conductor beginning in August 2014. Daniel is a conductor and performer who currently lives and works out of Calgary and Thunder Bay, and has been the Conductor in Residence of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra since 2011.

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Final 2013/14 KWS Baroque & Beyond Concert Showcases Brass, Winds and Strings

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony showcases strings, wind and brass on the Baroque & Beyond Series in Waterloo with Glorious Gran Partita on May 7 at 8 pm at First United Church in UpTown Waterloo. Led by KWS Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell, the program is curated by KWS 1st Violinist Allene Chomyn and features work by Mozart, Haydn and Gabrieli.

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The KWS showcases American classics and a rare Canadian double world-premiere

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony presents an American music spectacular and Canadian world-premiere with Billy the Kid and West Side Story on May 2 & 3 at 8 pm and May 4 at 2:30 pm at Centre In The Square.

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Stars from Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance join the KWS for Ballroom with a Twist!

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony puts on its dancing shoes and joins forces with stars from Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance to present Ballroom with a Twist at the Centre In The Square on May 14, 2014 at 7 pm.

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KWS has Georgia on the Mind with a Tribute to Ray Charles

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony welcomes back audience favourite conductor Matt Catingub for a tribute to one of music’s greatest legends with Ray Charles – A Tribute on April 25 & 26 at 8 pm at the Centre In The Square. Joining the KWS and Catingub onstage are Steve Moretti on drums and local vocalist Joni NehRita.

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Rare Double World Premiere in Edmonton and Kitchener-Waterloo

On May 2 and 3, 2014, in a rare double world premiere, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony simultaneously perform a major new work by Canadian composer Robert Rival: Delights & Discords for chorus and wind ensemble. The orchestras will be led by their respective Music Directors, William Eddins in Edmonton and Edwin Outwater in Kitchener-Waterloo, and joined by the Richard Eaton Singers under Leonard Ratzlaff (Edmonton) and the Grand Philharmonic Choir under Mark Vuorinen (Kitchener-Waterloo).

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KWS Celebrates Musical Anniversaries on Baroque & Beyond

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony celebrates musical anniversaries on the Baroque & Beyond Series in Waterloo with Anniversaries on April 9 at 8 pm at First United Church in UpTown Waterloo. Led by Joseph Lanza, the KWS will perform works by CPE Bach, Richard Strauss, Poulenc, Rameau, as well as  Leclair’s Violin Concerto in A minor performed by special guest violinist Julie Baumgartel. This beautiful program is curated by KWS Principal Oboe James Mason.

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Explores Latin Music
with Alex Cuba 

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony ends the innovative 2013/14 Intersections Series with Alex Cuba on April 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts. This energetic program features Alex Cuba’s unique style with the full Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony orchestra.

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The KWS Feels the Beat of the Tambourine with Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA

With sold-out performances in over 50 countries, Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA joins the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, led by Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell on Friday, March 28 at 8 pm and Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 and 8 pm at Centre in the Square. This concert will take audiences back in time to experience one of the world’s best pop groups ever by bringing the music of ABBA to the stage for one of the biggest concerts of the year!

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The Kitchener Waterloo Symphony introduces audiences to Brahms and Schoenberg with pianist Jon Kimura Parker

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony invites you to spend an evening with Brahms and Schoenberg for Brahms the Progressive, Schoenberg the Romantic, on March 21 & 22 at 8 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater, this concert features Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker playing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, as well as a multimedia presentation and musical examples with Outwater and Parker that will introduce the work of both composers.

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Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Announce Extension of Music Director Edwin Outwater’s Contract to 2017

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is pleased to announce the extension of Music Director Edwin Outwater’s contract to the end of the 2016/17 Season, bringing his tenure to a total of 10 years with the KWS. Outwater began his post as Music Director of the KWS in 2007 and has since revitalized the orchestra and gained international attention for his brilliant performances and innovative projects. Now in his seventh season, Outwater is equally at home interpreting canonical masterworks, premiering new commissions, and creating truly innovative, audience-building programming initiatives.

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Edwin Outwater and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Unveil a Thrilling 2014/15 Season

Today, February 13, 2014, Music Director Edwin Outwater unveiled the 2014/15 Season of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS).  The upcoming season, sponsored by Sun Life Financial, invites audiences of all ages into a magical world of sound and inspiration full of unforgettable concert experiences. From circus acrobats to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Randy Bachman – it’s music, and more!

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Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Brings Movie Magic to the Stage with
Pixar in Concert

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony brings the magic of some of the most beloved films of all time to the stage with Pixar in Concert on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by KWS Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell, this multimedia concert features visually stunning clips with music by the KWS – and is sure to delight the whole family!

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The KWS and Tiempo Libre heat up the stage at Centre In The Square

Ever seen a conga line break out during a performance of Bach?  Three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will join the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for a high-energy concert, led by KWS Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at 8 pm at Centre in the Square.

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Parisian Flair at the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Paris Festival

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony takes a tour of Paris with two extraordinary concert programs at the Paris Festival, from February 14-16. The two concerts explore very different sides of the City of Light, from the elegant concert hall to the wild cabaret and intimate salon. Both concerts are led by KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater

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Economical Insurance sponsors KWS 2014/15 and 2015/16 Signature Series

Economical Insurance and the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony (KWS) are pleased to announce the renewal of Economical’s sponsorship of the KWS Signature Series for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 Seasons. Since 2010, Economical has provided $50,000 annually as the title sponsor of the KWS Signature Series. This sponsorship renewal brings Economical’s total financial support for the KWS to more than $475,000 since 2001.

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Sound in Motion: Music & Mindfulness at the KWS

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony continues the innovative 2013/14 Intersections Series with Sound in Motion: Music and the Body on February 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts. This unique program explores the act of listening with mindfulness educator Meaghan Johnson, oboist Brian Seaton and the KWS, led by Music Director Edwin Outwater.  

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