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October 2022

2022/23Signature

Melodies Old & New

Music Director Andrei Feher opens the 22/23 Season with Brahms’ final symphony, rich in allusions to Beethoven and full of impassioned intensity. The KWS commission of Upwell is in collaboration with Toronto-based composer Jordan Pal, performed by Shawn Mativetsky.

  • Sat Oct 1 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun Oct 2 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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2022/23Signature

Grieg & Sibelius

Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu joins Andrei Feher for Grieg’s epic Piano Concerto in A minor. Both large-scale and tender, the piano concerto is contrasted perfectly by Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, a compact crystallization of ideas from chaos in three movements. KWS commission Megyaakwaang by Barbara Assiginaak opens this spirited program.

  • Sat Oct 29 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun Oct 30 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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November 2022

2022/23Signature

Scheherazade

We’ve packed “1001 Nights” all into one evening with Rimsky-Korsakov’s imaginative orchestral showpiece Scheherazade. Joining the KWS is German pianist Joseph Moog for Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a stunning work showcasing brilliant virtuosity.

  • Sat Nov 26 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun Nov 27 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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January 2023

2022/23Signature

Classical Time Machine

Portuguese conductor Nuno Coelho leads the KWS in a program that looks to the past for inspired innovation. Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme transforms baroque gestures in a romantic way, elegantly expressed by Canadian cellist Cameron Crozman.

  • Sat Jan 21 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun Jan 22 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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February 2023

2022/23Signature

La Traviata In Concert

Verdi's tragic Parisian romance about a woman caught between two worlds and a fatal love. Hear the soaring arias of Violetta and Alfredo in one of Verdi's most timeless compositions. A cast of distinguished Canadian singers alongside emerging talent from Wilfred Laurier University and the Laurier Singers perform La Traviata.

  • Sat Feb 11 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun Feb 12 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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March 2023

2022/23Signature

Bénédicte Plays Tchaikovsky

KWS Concertmaster Bénédicte Lauzière shines in one of the best-loved violin concertos in the repertoire by Tchaikovsky. Kalinnikov is a lesser-known Russian composer who died at an early age but deserves a place among the Russian greats.

  • Sat Mar 25 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun Mar 26 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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April 2023

2022/23Signature

Elegance and Innovation

The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Music Director, Alexander Shelley, brings sparkling French elegance from two great composers in the Austro-German tradition, spliced with a brand new showpiece for flute and harp soloists by Estonian-Canadian Riho Maimets.

  • Sat Apr 22 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun Apr 23 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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May 2023

2022/23Signature

Fast & Furious

From first downbeat of the Signature Series finale, the KWS launch into a fast and furious showcase of epic proportions! Ukrainian-Canadian pianist Serhiy Salov bursts with passion in Prokofiev’s ultra-virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2. Shostakovich’s colossal Symphony No. 10, widely viewed as a portrayal of the composer’s life in Stalinist Russia, ha

  • Sat May 13 / 8:00 pm

    Centre In The Square

  • Sun May 14 / 2:30 pm

    Centre In The Square

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