"… [we] left the symphony on a high, with the most wonderful, memorable experiences."
When I was appointed as the KWS’ new Music Director, I said that I wanted to connect with every type of audience, and it remains as true today as it did then. As we near the end of my first season, I look back and am amazed at just how many audiences the KWS has attracted, and touched by their connection to the music.
Whatever that connection is for you – excitement, distraction, refuge – music is the one thing that unites us all.
We come here to enjoy an escape through the majesty of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as it reminds us that winter doesn’t, in fact, last forever; or to transport ourselves to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. We come here to enjoy a lighthearted evening of Viennese waltzes or the heartbreaking works of Baroque masters.
As a patron of the KWS, I’m sure you have enjoyed many moments of pure, musical magic. I know I have. Do you know how easily you can help us deepen these moments and share them with more people in our community?
At the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, we want everybody to know that you belong here – that the music we share celebrates all ages, backgrounds, and cultures of our community. Like this woman who attended one of our Kinderconcerts this season, hosted by Odawa First Nations storyteller and KWS Artist-in-Residence Barbara Croall:
"I just wanted to let you know that I’m Métis and until today I didn’t think the symphony had anything for me. Thank you!"