The Kingston Symphony, led by music director Evan Mitchell, has announced its 2015-16 season – a rich array of classics (including works by Jacques Hétu and Ryan Trew), pops, family concerts, and a pair of performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, complete with an on-stage multi-media presentation. Soloists include clarinetist Dave Bennett, violinists Yosuke Kawasaki and Bénédicte Lauzière, and pianist Vadim Serebryany.
Orchestra Toronto, led by music director Kevin Mallon, has announced its 2015-16 season, a five-program tour of the musical world, featuring major works by Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Donizetti, Bottesini, and Dvorak, and such soloists as double bass virtuoso Joel Quarrington, pianist Stewart Goodyear, and flautist Stephanie Morin, winner of the 2015 Orchestra Toronto Concerto Competition. The orchestra has 80 members, and performs at the George Weston Recital Hall of the Toronto Centre for the Arts.