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2015/16 Season


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Rising Star Pianist Rémi Geniet Makes His Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Debut to Open the 2017/18 Signature Series

Rising star pianist Rémi Geniet opens the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Signature Series with Mozart and Dvořák’s New World on October 13 and 14 at 8 pm at the Centre in the Square. Led by award-winning conductor Mei-Ann Chen, this concert features Mozart’s expansive and triumphant Piano Concerto No. 25 and Dvořák’s popular Symphony No. 9 New World. Also featured is Toboggan! Sesquie for Canada’s 150th, a piece co-commissioned by the TSO and the KWS by accomplished Canadian composer Darren Fung, as well as Aqua, Juno-award winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung’s piece inspired by Chicago’s Aqua tower skyscraper.

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Opens The 2017/18 Family and Kinderconcert Series With A Cross-Cultural Celebration and A Brand New Format

The 2017/18 Family Series begins with Drummers, Dancers and A Beaver! on Saturday September 30 at 2:30 pm at the Centre In The Square. Led by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, this concert features the short film DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver which follows Kit the beaver as she tries to help her family build their dam and features a score by Erica Procunier. The film is a special Canada 150 commission from TIFF and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and will be shown on the big screen above the orchestra while they provide the soundtrack. The KWS will also welcome Canada’s Ojibway storyteller, Aaron Bell, and his White Pine Dancers.

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Opens the 2017/18 Season with True North: The Canadian Songbook

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony welcomes back Eleanor McCain for the first concert of the 2017/18 season, True North: The Canadian Songbook on September 29 and 30 at 8 pm at Centre In The Square. Led by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, this concert will showcase iconic Canadian pop and folk songs like the Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Jann Arden’s Good Mother, Bryan Adams’ Run To You, Gordon Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind, Neil Young’s Helpless, Sarah McLachlan’s Angel and many more.

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