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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Pays Tribute to Nat King Cole for an Unforgettable Evening!

Canadian vocalist Denzal Sinclaire joins the KWS for the Nat King Cole Songbook on November 4 at 8 pm and November 5 at 2:30 and 8 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by KWS Assistant Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, the Orchestra will play some of Nat King Cole’s most memorable music, including Unforgettable, Route 66 and L-O-V-E.

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Edwin Outwater Concludes 10 Year Journey Through Beethoven’s Symphonies

KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater concludes a 10 year long journey through all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies with Edwin’s Final Beethovenon October 28 & 29 at 8 pm at Centre In The Square.  The concert, which features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, also includes Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major, highlighting the talents of KWS Concertmaster Bénédicte Lauzière, and Liszt’s familiar and lively Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.   

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Baroque & Beyond Begins With Two Exceptional Programs

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony opens the 2016/17 Baroque & Beyond Series in October with Haydn & Ravel in Waterloo on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 pm at First United Church.  Then, in November, the KWS presents a Czech focused program with An Evening in Prague on Wednesday, November 9 at 8 pm at First United Church.  Both concerts will also be presented in Guelph and Cambridge.

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Opens The 2016/17 Family and Kinderconcerts Series in October

The KWS 2016/17 Family Series begins in October with Rhythm Rocks! on October 1 at 2:30 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by KWS Assistant Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, this concert explores how rhythm makes music groove, with tunes from the Renaissance all the way to Rock and Roll. This fun-filled interactive concert will feature the music of Rameau, Gershwin, the Rolling Stones and more!  

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Pianist Natasha Paremski Returns to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony to Open the 2016/17 Signature Series

Music Director Edwin Outwater welcomes back internationally renowned pianist and KWS favourite Natasha Paremski to the Centre In The Square for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on September 30 and October 1 at 8 pm. This concert opens the Signature Series and also features Tchaikovsky’s fateful Symphony No. 4 and Mason Bates’ visceral Mothership.

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony goes Behind the Scenes of the Figure Skating world with Canadian Superstar Kurt Browning. 

Guest Conductor Lucas Waldin opens the 2016/17 Pops Series with Canadian skating superstar Kurt Browning as host for a program of the music from skating’s most memorable routines on September 23 & 24 at 8 pm  at Centre In The Square. Also featuring the vocal talents of Geoffrey Tyler, this concert will include projected footage and images from unforgettable skating routines, with music from Phantom of the Opera, Casablanca and Singin’ in the Rain, along with popular classics such as Bizet’s Carmen and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Announces Edwin Outwater’s 10th and Final Season

This evening, February 10, 2016, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony announced the 2016/17 Season at the annual Season Launch Event held at the Conrad Centre for Performing Arts. Hosted by KWS Executive Director Andrew Bennett, the 2016/17 Season marks current Music Director Edwin Outwater’s 10th and final season. A celebration of Outwater’s work over the past decade, he has programmed music that is significant not only to him personally, but will stretch the orchestra artistically.

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