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Sibelius Symphony No. 1 – CANCELLED


On January 3rd, 2022, the Government of Ontario announced a return to a modified version of the Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen. All indoor performing arts venues must close at this time, including The Centre In The Square. For more information, please visit our COVID information page.

Chloé van Soeterstède, conductor
Lief Mosbaugh, oboe

Jean Françaix: L’horloge de flore (The Flower Clock)
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op.39

French conductor and 21-22 Dudamel Fellow Chloé van Soeterstède leads the KWS in her Canadian debut. Soaring melodies of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1 echo those of Tchaikovsky in this lavish work. Written at the same time Finlandia, this is his most lush, romantic symphony. KWS Principal Oboe Lief Mosbaugh charms listeners with Jean Françaix’s The Flower Clock, an impish and sweet concerto inspired by the Swedish botanist Linnaeus who created a ‘flower clock’, comprising flora and their blooming hour.

Following the Government of Ontario’s announcements on December 15th and 17th, all KWS performances at Centre In The Square have been reduced to a 50% capacity, with non-socially distanced seating. No concessions will be available, and masks must be worn at all times on the premises, including while seated. Proof of vaccination is required to attend and only the Province’s Enhanced Vaccine Certificate with QR code will be accepted. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

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Unless otherwise stated, all KWS performances in the 2021/22 Season will have no intermission and there will be no Preludes prior to Signature Series concerts.

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