For the second consecutive year, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra of Markham was presented an Award Certificate from the Government of Canada (House of Commons) for the orchestra’s community outreach and educational programs as well as for its work in promoting Canadian music, artists and composers. Read more here.
The Victoria Symphony (led by Music Director Tania Miller) announced its 75th anniversary season last week, and it’s a blockbuster, featuring such guests as Yo Yo Ma, James Ehnes, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Angela Cheng, celebrating its musical roots and future with joint concerts with the Naden Band and the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra, and undertaking Read more about New Seasons[…]
On November 14, Markham’s Kindred Spirits Orchestra (led by music director Kristian Alexander) will present the Canadian premiere of one harp concerto, and the world premiere of another. The Canadian premiere is John Williams’s On Willows and Birches, written on the occasion of the retirement of Ann Hobson Pilot, who was Principal harpist of the Read more about Heavenly Music in Markham[…]
Following a concerted campaign, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra (led by Maestro Kristian Alexander) has announced that the City of Markham has agreed to provide it with interim funding for the 2014-2015 season, ”while options for approving an annual grant to the Orchestra are being considered.” Here are quotes from a couple of the orchestra’s carefully Read more about Kindred Spirits Orchestra Wins Funding from the City of Markham[…]
Orchestre Métropolitain launched its 2014-15 season last week, its 15th under the leadership of Yannick Nézet-Séguin: ten regular series concerts, three special events, the orchestra’s regular tour of the Island of Montreal, summer and youth programming, and a short tour of Ontario. The artistic team includes, for the first time, a Soloist-in-Residence, cellist Stéphane Tétreault; Read more about New Seasons[…]