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The Barra MacNeils take the stage with the KWS for high-spirited concert

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony welcomes the Barra MacNeils to the Pops Series on October 24 & 25 at 8 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by KWS Assistant Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, the concert is steeped in Cape Breton tradition featuring tight harmonies and precise step-dancing.

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The KWS shares the stage with Canadian Icon Randy Bachman

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) will perform with Canadian icon Randy Bachman this fall for Randy Bachman’s Symphonic Overdrive on Oct 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Centre In The Square in Kitchener. Part of Bachman’s first-ever orchestra tour, the KWS will be led by guest conductor Charles Cozens through a program featuring a catalogue of hits like Let it Ride, American Woman and Takin’ Care of Business.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony welcomes Pianist Todd Yaniw back
to KW for Grieg’s Romantic Masterpiece

Pianist Todd Yaniw joins the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) to perform Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto in A minor with Todd Yaniw Plays Grieg on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 at 8 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by guest conductor Tito Muñoz, the concert also features Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony and Canadian composer Abigail Richardson’s evocative Eris.    

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony goes from First A-Z for Baroque & Beyond of the Season

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony opens the 2014/15 Baroque & Beyond Series in Waterloo with To the Ends of the Alphabet on October 1 at 8 pm at First United Church in Waterloo. The program, led by returning guest conductor Lucas Waldin and featuring KWS Principal Clarinet Ross Edwards, includes works by composers that extend the length of the alphabet – from Bach to Zelenka.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Appoints Andrew Bennett as Executive Director

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andrew Bennett to the position of Executive Director beginning in November 2014. Bennett was appointed after the completion of a search that began when former Executive Director Genevieve Twomey resigned from her position in the fall of 2013.  

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Combines Contortionists and Concertos for
First Pops Concert of the 2014/15 Season

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony opens the 2014/15 Pops Series with a union of innovative mechanics, acrobatics and classical music favourites with Cirque Mechanics on September 26 at 8 pm and September 27 at 2:30 & 8 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by KWS Assistant Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, the program will feature stunning acrobatic performances to classical favourites from Ravel, Mozart, Vivaldi and more!

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Audiences Test Drive the Symphony at the 2014/15 Preview Event!

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony invites audiences to a special Season Preview event on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Centre In The Square in Kitchener. Led by KWS’ new Assistant Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and host Glenn Pelletier from 570 News, audience members will get a taste of the Symphony’s upcoming 2014/15 Season. Sponsored by Crosby Audi, the programme will include selections from Bach to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Star Wars!

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2014/15 KWS Season opens with Dynamic, Genre-defying Trio, Time for Three

Time for Three takes the stage with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) to open the thrilling 2014/15 Season with Time for Three and Encores on Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6 at 8 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater, the program will feature the energetic and dynamic trio, a selection of Outwater’s favourite encores and a work by Canadian composer John Estacio. Audiences will also be introduced to the new Assistant Conductor, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, who will make his KWS debut conducting a piece by Mikhail Glinka.   

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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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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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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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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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