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Do Something Great to Inspire Youth!

Give a child an educational concert experience they’ll never forget…

Each year, the KWS School Concerts Program gives 12,000  of elementary school students a wonderful educational experience through music, free of charge! You can help the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony bring child’s music education to life.  A gift to the KWS of just $50 per student will provide them with this. A gift of $1,000 will cover the costs for one class to participate!

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Each and every season the KWS must raise $1.8 million in contributions from people, companies and private foundations.  It is your generosity that ensures the KWS continues as a vibrant, core cultural organization for Waterloo Region and beyond. With your support, the KWS will continue to create ambitious and innovative concert experiences that inspire and entertain, be a training ground for future musicians and be the foundation for audiences of tomorrow.  Your financial support allows us to …

  • Inspire and entertain audiences with 100 concerts each season

  • Employ 52 professional musicians who perform, teach and contribute to a higher quality of life for our communities

  • Bring today’s great artists to Waterloo Region and beyond

  • Send musicians into area classrooms and bring over 13,000 students to the Centre In The Square as part of our free-of-charge Schools Concerts Program

  • Nurture a future generation of professional musicians through our 5-ensemble Youth Orchestra Program

  • Provide free music instruction to at-risk high school students as part of our Bridge to Music after school program

  • Support local performing arts organizations in the presentation of music, theatre and dance at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Donate tickets to charitable organizations across the Region through our Heartstrings program, ensuring access to KWS performances for those who would otherwise be unable to attend

  • Nurture our young audience through our Kinderconcerts and Family Series


Charitable number: 12252 4713 RR 0001

Giving is easy.
Here’s how:

For questions or to make
donation arrangements, please call the
Development Team at

519.745.4711 x281

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