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October 2020

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The Russian Connection

The 75th anniversary season opens with a celebratory commission by Barbara Croall, and a performance by KWS concertmaster Bénédicte Lauzière of one of the best-loved violin concertos.

  • Fri Oct 02 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat Oct 03 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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Nights with Beethoven

On a weekend that celebrates the night, this concert features works that pay homage to the night sky. While being the most exuberant of his symphonies, Beethoven’s visceral Symphony No. 7 has appealed to audiences since its premiere.

  • Fri Oct 30 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat Oct 31 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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November 2020

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Elegance and Emotion

A night of elegance and light-heartedness awaits in this concert of spirited works that are full of vitality. Though called Tragic, Schubert’s sublime Symphony No. 4 contains as much bubbly, youthful vigor as tragedy.

  • Fri Nov 27 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat Nov 28 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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January 2021

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Mozart & Sibelius

KWS harpist Lori Gemmel and former KWS flautist Kaili Maimets are featured in a commission by young Estonian-Canadian composer Riho Esko Maimets.

  • Fri Jan 22 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat Jan 23 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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February 2021

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Mighty Masterpieces

Mighty masterpieces of two famous composers dominate this program. Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto is one of the most accomplished of them all, ahead of its time with its virtuosic style and wide dynamic range.

  • Fri Feb 12 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat Feb 13 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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March 2021

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Classical and Opulent

Canadian virtuoso pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, is recognized around the world for the originality and technical proficiency of his performances. He joins the KWS for Haydn’s lively Piano Concerto No. 11 and Strauss’s witty Burleske.

  • Fri Mar 05 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat Mar 06 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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April 2021

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Edwin Conducts Barber & Elgar

Music Director Laureate Edwin Outwater returns to the KWS for a program from both sides of the Atlantic featuring contemporary young American composer Caroline Shaw, and American cellist Oliver Herbert performing Barber’s Cello Concerto, rarely performed due to its extreme technical demands.

  • Fri Apr 09 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat Apr 10 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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May 2021

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Mahler’s 2nd

Music Director Andrei Feher closes the 75th anniversary season with Mahler’s magnificent and majestic Symphony No. 2. It was first performed by the KWS for the triumphant opening of the Centre in the Square on September 22, 1980 and was led by Raffi Armenian, an important figure in the history of the KWS and one of Andrei’s teachers.

  • Fri May 07 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sat May 08 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

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