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Contents Signature Series Pops Series

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Opening Night GALA! A Beautiful Night with Natalie MacMaster 15 Matinée Series

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Special! Pixar in Concert

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Special! Ballroom with a Twist

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Intersections Series

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Youth Orchestra Program 26 Every Gift is Instrumental — DONATE Today 27 Thank you Sponsors and Supporters

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Ordering Guide

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I’m so excited about our 2013/14 Signature Series! This season, five amazing pianists join us: KWS favourites Jon Kimura Parker and Anton Kuerti return to play concertos by Brahms and Beethoven, and David Greilsammer, Haochen Zhang and Benjamin Grosvenor debut with us playing colourful works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saëns. Our orchestra will play classics by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Debussy and Stravinsky, as well as the musical delights and surprises that you’ve come to expect from us. You’ll hear great introductions from the stage as well as multimedia presentations for select concerts. If you’re renewing your subscription this year, thank you and welcome back! If this is your first experience coming to our Signature Series, prepare to be entertained, inspired and transported by the most beautiful music ever written!

— Edwin Outwater, Music Director

Series Highlights Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Mozart: Symphony No. 40 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Bernstein: West Side Story Stravinsky: Petrushka See page 29 for information on pre-concert Preludes

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Signature Series Concert   1 — Part of the A-Series

Anton Kuerti Returns! October 4 & 5 I CITS I 8 pm PLUS October 6 Matinée at 2:30 pm Edwin Outwater, conductor Anton Kuerti, piano Scott Good: What the Chickpea said to the Cook Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major

Anton Kuerti

Legendary pianist Anton Kuerti returns to play Beethoven’s sparkling and elegant Piano Concerto No. 1 in this festive opening to the Signature Series. We round out the program with the lush strings of Vaughan Williams’ gorgeous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a brand new work by young Canadian composer Scott Good and Beethoven’s vivacious Symphony No. 4.

Concert   2 — Part of the B-Series

Mozart — Pianist and Conductor October 25 & 26 I CITS I 8 pm David Greilsammer, conductor and piano Mozart: Mozart: Mozart: Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major Symphony No. 40 in G minor Symphony No. 23 in D major Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major David Greilsammer

This unique and lyrical concert features two of Mozart’s greatest concertos, led from the piano — as Mozart would have done himself! Making his KWS debut, guest conductor/pianist David Greilsammer is making a name for himself as music director of the Geneva Chamber Orchestra. You’ll also hear Mozart’s immortal Symphony No. 40, as well as the rarely heard Symphony No. 23.

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Concert   3 — Part of the A-Series

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique November 29 & 30 I CITS I 8 pm Edwin Outwater, conductor Martin Limoges, horn Nicholas Phan, tenor Britten: Courtly Dances from Gloriana Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique

Martin Limoges

Nicholas Phan

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 contains some of his most famous melodies, and sets the standard for orchestral drama. On the first half of the program, we celebrate the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten by inviting one of the world’s most exciting young tenors, Nicholas Phan, to perform Britten’s haunting Serenade with our own Principal Horn, Martin Limoges.

Concert   4 — Part of the B-Series

Zhang Plays Rachmaninoff January 17 & 18 I CITS I 8 pm Courtney Lewis, conductor Haochen Zhang, piano Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Michael Oesterle: Short Symphony Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Haochen Zhang

Van Cliburn Gold Medal winner Haochen Zhang makes his KWS debut playing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody, which features one of the most famous romantic melodies ever written. British conductor Courtney Lewis rounds out the program with Tchaikovsky’s dramatic masterpiece Romeo and Juliet. More Signature Series concerts on next page

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Concert   5 — Part of the A-Series

Paris Festival: From the Concert Hall to the Cabaret February 14 & 15 I CITS I 8 pm Paris Festival Matinée I See page 17 Edwin Outwater, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Dukas: Fanfare to La Peri Adam: Overture to Si j’étais roi Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Satie: La belle excentrique: Grand ritournelle Ibert: Divertissement (Evan Mitchell, conductor) Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit Offenbach: Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld

Benjamin Grosvenor

Explore both the elegant and bohemian music of Paris. The first half features young English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor playing Saint-Saëns and elegant pieces written for the concert hall by Dukas and Adam. The second half is a journey through Montmartre and the wild side of Paris, featuring music of Ibert, Satie, Milhaud and of course the famous Can-Can!

Concert   6 — Part of the B-Series

Brahms the Progressive, Schoenberg the Romantic March 21 & 22 I CITS I 8 pm Edwin Outwater, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano Brahms and Schoenberg: Discussion and excerpts Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor

Jon Kimura Parker

Explore the surprising links between these two great composers in a special concert presented by Edwin Outwater and Jon Kimura Parker. You’ll be guided through the music of both composers with a multimedia presentation, solo piano surprises and performances of two of their greatest works: Schoenberg’s gorgeous and hyper-romantic Transfigured Night, and Brahms’ stormy and symphonic Piano Concerto No. 1.

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Concert   7 — Part of the B-Series

Billy the Kid and West Side Story May 2 & 3 I CITS I 8 pm PLUS May 4 Matinée at 2:30 pm Edwin Outwater, conductor Grand Philharmonic Choir Scott Belluz, countertenor Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid Bernstein: Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra Cowell: Synchrony Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story In this American music spectacular covering 100 years of American composing history, Edwin Outwater leads the KWS in two stunning works by Leonard Bernstein: the beloved Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and his ecstatic choral work Chichester Psalms. Aaron Copland’s boisterous ballet Billy the Kid and Henry Cowell’s primal and captivating work Synchrony round out the program — welcome to the Wild West!

Concert   8 — Part of the A-Series

Petrushka Finale May 30 & 31 I CITS I 8 pm Edwin Outwater, conductor Karen Gomyo, violin Ana Sokolovic: Ringelspiel Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major Stravinsky: Petrushka KWS favourite Karen Gomyo returns for the final concert of the season, playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major. The KWS musicians take the spotlight in the second half in Stravinsky’s virtuoso tour de force for orchestra. Petrushka is full of excitement, humour, musical characters and infectious rhythm.

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Pops Series

Natalie MacMaster

September 27 I CITS I 7 pm September 28 I CITS I 8 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor Natalie MacMaster, fiddle

Superstar Celtic Sensation

gala concert See   page 15 for details.

Cape Breton native and international fiddle superstar Natalie MacMaster joins the KWS for a high energy celebration of Canadian Celtic music. Known for her signature east coast sound that melds the traditional with a modern style, MacMaster is an undeniable talent who has Part of the performed with legendary musicians from Carlos Santana to Yo-Yo Ma. A-Series From charming jigs and reels to sentimental folk songs, this footstomping Pops Series opening night is not to be missed! concert

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John Williams and Spielberg November 1 & 2 I CITS I 8 pm

PLUS November 2 Matinée at 2:30 pm Michael Krajewski, conductor

The best of Hollywood’s best Steven Spielberg, perhaps Hollywood’s best-known director, and John Williams, one of the most famous film composers, collaborated to create some of the most iconic movies of all time — ET, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan and more. Led by conductor Part of the Michael Krajewski, the KWS brings the music of these beloved movie B-Series favourites to life. concert

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Pops Series

Yuletide Spectacular

December 13 & 14 I CITS I 8 pm PLUS December 14 Matinée at 2:30 pm

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Evan Mitchell, conductor Eleanor McCain, soprano Brigham Phillips, piano Grand Philharmonic Choir Grand Philharmonic Children’s Chorus Classical Dance Conservatory

Waterloo Region’s favourite holiday tradition!

Part of the A-Series Yuletide Spectacular has charmed and delighted audiences of all

ages year after year. It returns once again in full splendor to celebrate the season and bring festive cheer with over 200 performers on stage playing your holiday favourites. This is a holiday tradition not to miss.

Quartetto Gelato – Italianissimo! January 24 & 25 I CITS I 8 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor Quartetto Gelato

Italian flair! Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy pieces, multi-instrument mastery and a World Accordion Champion — this is Quartetto Gelato. In this concert, celebrate the music of Italy from Neapolitan songs to opera, gypsy, tango and more. Part of the This dazzling ensemble will enchant you with their exotic blend of B-Series musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humour. You will leave this concert wishing — if not feeling — that you’re Italian! concert

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Tiempo Libre — A Night in Havana

February 21 & 22 I CITS I 8 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor Tiempo Libre Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra

High-energy Latin rhythms concert Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre

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and the KWS come together to heat up the stage with a joyous danceinducing symphonic celebration of Cuban music. With their authentic tropical sound together with the Orchestra, you will be transported to Part of the a sizzling and sultry musical night in Havana without ever leaving the A-Series concert hall.

The Music of ABBA — Arrival from Sweden

March 28 & 29 I CITS I 8 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor

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Pops Series

Ray Charles — A Tribute April 25 & 26 I CITS I 8 pm

Matt Catingub, conductor / piano / saxophone / vocals Aubin Wise, vocals I Stephen Moretti, drums

Celebrate a legend Aubin Wise

The legendary Ray Charles is one of the most recognizable voices in American music. Bringing down barriers in both music and society, he is one of the most beloved singers of all time. Join the KWS and the multi-talented Matt Catingub, and celebrate this music legend Part of the known for countless hits like Georgia on My Mind, Your Song and You B-Series Don’t Know Me. concert

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Superheroes!

May 23 & 24 I CITS I 8 pm PLUS May 24 Matinée at 2:30 pm John Morris Russell, conductor

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The music from much-loved superhero movies and television shows comes alive in an explosive and thrilling concert of iconic themes. From Batman to Superman, Spiderman and others — hear the music of your favourite heroes and villains.

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Opening Night! Gala Concert

A Beautiful Night with

Natalie MacMaster

Friday, September 27, 2013 I CITS I 7 pm Natalie MacMaster, fiddle I Evan Mitchell, conductor Cape Breton native and international fiddle superstar Natalie MacMaster ignites the KWS Opening Night Gala with a high energy celebration of Canadian Celtic music. Join Natalie MacMaster and your KWS as A Beautiful Night continues with a joyous Cape Breton Ceilidh at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts. This fundraising night out is not to be missed! For further information, please contact Patron Services at 519-745-4711. A Beautiful Night Gala: ONLY $85* * Does not include purchase of concert tickets. $95 after August 1, 2013.

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Concert 1

Anton Kuerti Returns!

Sunday, October 6 I CITS I 2:30 pm

Legendary pianist Anton Kuerti returns to play Beethoven’s sparkling and elegant Piano Concerto No. 1 in this festive opening to our Signature Series. We round out the program with the lush strings of Vaughan Williams’ gorgeous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a brand new work by young Canadian composer Scott Good and Beethoven’s vivacious Symphony No. 4. See page 6 for full details.

Concert 2

John Williams and Spielberg

Saturday, November 2 I CITS I 2:30 pm

Steven Spielberg, perhaps Hollywood’s best-known director, and John Williams, one of the most famous film composers, collaborated to create some of the most iconic movies of all time — ET, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan and more. Led by conductor Michael Krajewski, the KWS brings the music of these beloved movie favourites to life. See page 11 for full details.

Concert 3

Yuletide Spectacular

Saturday, December 14 I CITS I 2:30 pm

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“The Matinée Series has become an important part of my life. I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than enjoying music that I love.”

Concert 4

Paris Festival: The Salon

Sunday, February 16 I CITS I 2:30 pm

Some of the greatest Parisian art and ideas came to life in the intimate spaces of the Salon. For our second concert in the festival, we play two of the most elegant French orchestral works: Fauré’s enchanting Masques et bergamasques and Bizet’s charming Symphony in C. Young Canadian cellist Cameron Crozman takes a break from his studies at the Paris Conservatoire to join us for a performance of SaintSaëns’ Cello Concerto, and KWS harpist Lori Gemmel plays Debussy’s hypnotic Danses sacrée et profane. It’s our own special Salon Concert!

Concert 5

Billy the Kid and West Side Story

Sunday, May 4 I CITS I 2:30 pm

In this American music spectacular covering 100 years of American composing history, Edwin Outwater leads the KWS in two stunning works by Leonard Bernstein: the beloved Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and his ecstatic choral work Chichester Psalms. Aaron Copland’s boisterous ballet Billy the Kid and Henry Cowell’s wild and captivating work Synchrony round out the program — welcome to the Wild West! See page 9 for full details.

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Superheroes!

Saturday, May 24 I CITS I 2:30 pm

The music from much-loved superhero movies and television shows comes alive in an explosive and thrilling concert of iconic themes. From Batman to Superman, Spiderman and others — hear the music of your favourite heroes and villains. See page 14 for full details.

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Multimedia Extravaganza!

February 26, 2014 I CITS I 7 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, Brave, performed live by your KWS. Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library Š Disney/Pixar 18


Stunning, breathtaking, magnificent!

May 14, 2014 I CITS I 7 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor Ballroom with a Twist is an evening of incredible entertainment highlighted by stunning costumes, breathtaking performances and magnificent music. This performance was choreographed by Dancing with the Stars Emmy-nominated Louis van Amstel and features cast members from three of America’s most popular talent based shows. Musical highlights include: I Got Rhythm, Singin’ in the Rain, You Can’t Stop the Beat and more. The L.A. Weekly states, “Exciting… thrilling to watch.” This is one hot evening you do not want to miss!

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Unique. Daring. Eclectic.

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Intersections Encore!

November 7 & 8 I CCPA I 7:30 pm

Nicole Lizée

Dan Deacon

Edwin Outwater, conductor Dan Deacon, electronics I Sam Sowyrda, vibraphone Steve Raegele, guitar I Ben Reimer, drums Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, electric bass guitar

concert Celebrate the first 5 years of the Intersections series as we encore our most mind-blowing premieres. We’ll revisit Nicole Lizée’s radical take on the music of Rush with her piece 2012: Triple Concerto for Power Trio: Fantasia on Themes by Rush. Then we’ll encore two epic orchestral works by indie superstar Dan Deacon, written especially for the KWS. Join us to hear these amazing pieces again, or hear them for the first time.

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Sound in Motion: Music and the Body

February 6 & 7 I CCPA I 7:30 pm Edwin Outwater, conductor Meaghan Johnson, mindfulness educator Brian Seaton, oboe concert What if there is more to listening to music than we thought? Join us for an unconventional evening of mindful movement, engaged listening and embodied enjoyment. This collaboration between mindfulness educator Meaghan Johnson, oboist Brian Seaton and the KWS will be meditative, powerful and profound. This will be the most original and captivating musical experience of the season! Photo © David Black

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Electronic Atmospheres:

Daniel Lopatin, Tim Hecker, William Brittelle

April 3 & 4 I CCPA I 7:30 pm Edwin Outwater, conductor William Britelle

Daniel Lopatin

concert The KWS explores the world of ambient electronica with the music of two of the genre’s most celebrated artists: Daniel Lopatin and Tim Hecker. You’ll hear gorgeous and mysterious electronic soundscapes, linked to the sound of the orchestra by Brooklyn composer William Brittelle. This will be a fantastic musical journey to the edge of sound itself!

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Magical. Intimate. Beautiful.

The Baroque & Beyond Series is generously supported by Karen Wilkinson.

Baroque & Beyond Series

A fantastic mix of witty and informative explanations, familiar and not-so-familiar musical selections, engaging performers and performances in beautiful and resonant churches. Wednesday I 8 pm I First United Church, Waterloo Friday I 8 pm I Harcourt Memorial United Church, Guelph Saturday I 8 pm I Central Presbyterian Church, Cambridge

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Barely Beyond Baroque

Curated by Ian Whitman, Principal Bass October 9 I Waterloo I October 11 I Guelph October 12 I Cambridge I All at 8 pm Eric Paetkau, conductor I Christine Vlajk, viola L. Mozart: Sinfonia di caccia in G major Telemann: Viola Concerto in G major I C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia in E minor Haydn: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Le Soir

Eric Paetkau

How did we get from Bach and Handel to Mozart and Haydn? Ian Whitman’s fascinating program examines this extraordinary moment in music. Featuring Mozart’s father and Bach’s son, a new era of music takes shape before our eyes and ears.

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Concerto Grossi

Curated by Nancy Wharton, Cello November 20 I Waterloo I November 22 I Guelph November 23 I Cambridge I All at 8 pm Edwin Outwater, conductor Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D Major Tippet: Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra

Edwin Outwater

The concerto grosso is one of the most enduring forms of music. With its engaging interplay between solo and orchestra strings, it has inspired composers for centuries. Music Director Edwin Outwater makes his Baroque and Beyond Series debut with masterpieces by Corelli, Tippet and Bartók, in a program curated by KWS cellist Nancy Wharton that will carry you away with its energy and virtuosity. 22

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Anniversaries

Curated by Jim Mason, Principal Oboe April 9 I Waterloo I April 11 I Guelph April 12 I Cambridge I All at 8 pm Joseph Lanza, leader I Julie Baumgartel, violin C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major Leclair: Violin Concert in A minor I Britten: Sinfonietta Poulenc: Suite Française I Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades

Joseph Lanza

KWS Principal Oboe James Mason has put together a program of anniversaries featuring frequent Baroque and Beyond collaborator Joseph Lanza and violinist Julie Baumgartel. Join us to celebrate these amazing composers and hear some of their most beautiful works!

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Glorious Gran Partita

Curated by Allene Chomyn, 1st Violin May 7 I Waterloo I May 9 I Guelph May 10 I Cambridge I All at 8 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor Gabrieli: Canzona per Sonare No. 1, La Spiritata Gabrieli: Canzona per Sonare No. 2 I Haydn: Divertimento No. 5 in G Major Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, Gran Partita

Evan Mitchell

Strings, winds and brass are showcased in this stunning program assembled by KWS violinist Allene Chomyn. Beginning with the glorious brass sound of Gabrielli and a rare piece for strings by Haydn, the program features one of Mozart’s greatest works: the Gran Partita. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his masterpiece for winds!

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For Children 5 and Under

Kinderconcerts Series Watch the music capture their imagination. Saturday I 10 & 11 am I Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts Saturday I 10:30 am I Waterloo Region Museum

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Bella the Tuba Gets Her Melody Nov 16 | WRM | 10:30 am & Nov 23 | CCPA | 10 & 11 am KWS Brass Quintet Everyone should get to play a melody — even tubas! Join the KWS Brass Quintet as they explore melody, harmony and rhythm.

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Carnival of Arctic Animals Jan 11 | CCPA | 10 & 11 am & Feb 1 | WRM | 10:30 am KWS String Trio Travel through the far north on a magical dog sled and meet lots of musical animals along the way. This exciting journey features the KWS String Trio playing music by Elgar, SaintSaëns, Bartók and Mozart.

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Tunes and Tarantellas — Music and Dance for Tots Apr 5 | CCPA | 10 & 11 am & Apr 12 | WRM | 10:30 am KWS Musicians Exotic instruments and lots of percussion, a twirling dancer and a truckload of tunes guarantee a fun time will be had by all!

Come   Early and Have Some Fun at Both Locations! • One hour before each concert, children and parents can participate in music activities in our Discovery Area, including sessions provided by Music For Young Children. Stay after the concert and meet the performers. • Pre-concert activities are free with ticket purchase. • Seating is limited, subscribe early! *Admission to Waterloo Region Museum included.

Kinderconcerts Series 3-PACK Section General Admission

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Adult

37

$

Child

Family Pass

28

$

108

$

Bring a family of 4 to all shows for only $108!

All prices include HST

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT KWSYMPHONY.CA


For Children 4 to 12 and Their Families

Family Series

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. Family Series Sponsor

Discover the joy of orchestral music with the whole family. Saturday I 2:30 pm I Centre In The Square

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Boisterous Beethoven Oct 26 | CITS | 2:30 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor Beethoven was one of history’s greatest composers, and he wrote for the orchestra like nobody else! Join the KWS as we explore Beethoven’s life and his music with performances of some of the most amazing music ever written! Don’t miss it!

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Peter and the Wolf Jan 18 | CITS | 2:30 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor Music is all around you when you go outside for a walk on a sunny day. Come and explore the great outdoors with wonderful music inspired by nature, including a special performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf!

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Tenors, Trumpets and La Traviata! An Introduction to Opera Mar 22 | CITS | 2:30 pm Evan Mitchell, conductor Don’t know the difference between Falstaff and Falsetto? Think you’re more tone-deaf than tenor? The KWS with special guests Opera Five come to the rescue! Four singers, a host and conductor Evan Mitchell will take you through the operatic A (Aida) to Z (Zauberflöte).

 Enjoy a Big Family Experience! • Doors open at 1:15 pm for a pre-concert jammed-packed hour of fun with art activities, musical demonstrations and much more. Activities take place throughout the Centre In The Square lobby and in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. • Pre-concert activities are free with ticket purchase.

Family Series 3-PACK Section General Admission

Adult

49

$

Child

Family Pass

31

$

142

$

Bring a family of 4 to all shows for only $142!

All prices include HST

519-745-4711 I 1-888-745-4717 I kwsymphony.ca

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Inspiring Concerts for All

Youth Orchestra Program See the future! Come and be inspired by the five ensembles in our nationally-renowned KWS Youth Orchestra Program. Saturday I 2 pm I Centre In The Square

Ensembles for musicians age 6-22! Preludium Strings Entry level string ensemble Youth Strings Intermediate level string ensemble Youth Sinfonia Advanced level string ensemble Youth Concert Band Intermediate to advanced level concert band Youth Orchestra Advanced level full symphony orchestra

3 CONCERTs: NOV 30 I Feb 22 I May 3

“You will be inspired by the five ensembles in our nationallyrenowned KWS Youth Orchestra Program. Over 150 talented young musicians, from early to very advanced musical development, play their hearts out at every concert. Let young musicians know about this program, and then come see the terrific results.” — Chris Sharpe, Director of Education and Community Programs

Youth Orchestra Program 3-PACK Section General Admission

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Adult

34

$

Child

Family Pass

28

$

105

$

Bring a family of 4 to all shows for only $105!

All prices include HST

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT KWSYMPHONY.CA


Every Gift is Instrumental. Please Give! As a vital cultural asset for Waterloo Region, the KitchenerWaterloo Symphony relies on individual donations to the Annual Fund to fulfill its mission to inspire audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds through artistic excellence, innovative programming, and education and outreach programs.

Please play your part today by making a contribution to our Annual Fund Campaign. Photo Š Sean M. Puckett

To learn more about supporting your KWS, visit kwsymphony.ca or call 519-745-4711 x 275 Thank You! The KWS is a registered charity. Charitable Registration Number: 12252 4713 RR 0001

Thank you Sponsors and Supporters The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our corporate sponsors, our many donors and volunteers:

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Signature Series Sponsor

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Subscribe Now! A Ticket Package Is Your Best Value!

Executive Director Genevieve Twomey welcomes KWS subscribers at CITS.

Is Subscribing for Me? IS PURCHASING A SUBSCRIPTION EXPENSIVE? A subscription is the most affordable way to attend concerts. Subscriptions start at only $89 for 4 concerts! What if I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE MUSIC? Not a problem. You will probably find that experiencing great music played live creates both a personal journey and lifetime memory. And we do offer many Know Before You Go resources to enhance your concert experience and to help you learn more about the music you are about to hear. Visit kwsymphony.ca/knowbeforeyougo to access notes from the Music Director, podcasts, videos and program notes. You can also attend our pre-concert chats before evening Signature Series concerts. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Wear whatever is comfortable for you. You will see just about everything at a KWS concert, from suits and dresses to jeans and t-shirts. What if my Schedule Changes? Subscribers can exchange their tickets free of charge to accommodate busy and changing schedules. Do something great tonight!

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Enhance your KWS Concert Experience Preludes One hour before evening Signature Series concerts, join us for FREE Prelude pre-concert talks. Learn about the composers and the music, and gain insights into how to listen to select works, and hear interviews with guest artists and conductors. afterpARTy After select Friday night Signature Series concerts, join us at the KitchenerWaterloo Art Gallery for the FREE afterpARTy. Mix and mingle with guest artists, KWS musicians and fellow audience members surrounded by KW|AG’s latest exhibit. Know Before You Go Want to know more about the pieces, composers or artists on the Signature Series? Visit kwsymphony.ca/knowbeforeyougo for program notes, notes from Edwin Outwater, videos and more! Don’t miss Insights, our regular podcast series with Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell. Full of information and fun facts, it will give you a better understanding of the music we perform. Follow Us Online Get involved in the conversation! Find us on Facebook (/kwsymphony) or follow us on Twitter (@kw_symphony). Live Program Notes from the Stage At select Signature Series concerts, enjoy insights from Music Director Edwin Outwater, musicians and guest artists about the concert.

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Ordering Guide We are here to help make your Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony experience exceptional.

How to Subscribe in 6 Easy Steps STEP 1

Choose your series

STEP 2

Choose your preferred seating location (page 31)

STEP 3

ADD the Gala After Party, PIXAR in Concert and Ballroom with a Twist (pages 15 & 18-19)

STEP 4

ADD additional tickets — New This Year!

STEP 5

ADD a donation — Please Play Your Part Today! (page 27)

STEP 6

Place your order! It’s Easy!

How to Reach Us ONLINE

Subscribe online! kwsymphony.ca

MAIL

Complete an order form and mail to: KWS Patron Services Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts 36 King St W Kitchener ON N2G 1A3

Order forms are available online and through KWS Patron Services.

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Call KWS Patron Services Mon-Fri 10 am to 5 pm | Sat 12 to 4 pm

Reduced summer hours June – August

519-745-4711 | 888-745-4717

EMail

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KWS Patron Services Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts 36 King St W Kitchener

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Centre In The Square

Venues and Locations Before you subscribe, choose your preferred seating location on the seating plan for Signature, Pops and Matinée. (For all other series, seating is general admission at the specified venue.)

101 Queen St N, Kitchener (Signature, Pops, Matinée, Family, Youth Orchestra Program)

Centre In The Square Kitchener

2 Balcony D Balcony B Mezzanine C Mezzanine A Orchestra D

Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts

Mezzanine A+ Orchestra C Orchestra B

36 King St W, Kitchener (Intersections, Kinderconcerts)

Orchestra A

3 Orchestra A+ Orchestra B Balcony Loges B

First United Church 16 William St W, Waterloo (Baroque & Beyond)

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Mezzanine Loges A+

Orchestra D

STAGE

Balcony Loges B Mezzanine Loges A+

Wheelchair seating is located in the main floor boxes on both sides. For detailed seating maps, please visit kwsymphony.ca

Terms and Conditions Harcourt Memorial United Church 87 Dean Ave, Guelph (Baroque & Beyond)

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We are here to help — serving our KWS Patrons! We want every aspect of your subscription to be as convenient and easy as possible. Please let us know if you have any special requirements, seating requests, wheelchair accessibility needs, are a member of CNIB or have a service/guide dog. When will I receive my tickets? Subscription tickets will be mailed starting in August, 2013. Subscribers may purchase single tickets ahead of the general public with their subscription order. Single tickets are available to the general public on August 15. Donations Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10 or more. For more information visit kwsymphony.ca/support.

Central Presbyterian Church 7 Queen’s Sq, Cambridge (Baroque & Beyond)

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Senior Pricing Those age 60 or above are eligible for senior pricing. Seniors may be asked to provide identification. Terms of Sale Program content, artists and prices are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to make substitutions and reschedule events if necessary. Refunds are given only in the event of a concert’s complete cancellation. Prices and dates listed in this brochure were correct at the time of printing. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy although errors may occur. Charitable No. 12252 4713 RR0001

Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Rd, Kitchener (Kinderconcerts)

Venue photos courtesy of: 1 — Centre In The Square I 2 — Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony 3 — Wayne Irwin I 4 — Harcourt Memorial United Church I 5 — Robert Maihofer, Great Lakes Casual Traveler I 6 — Region of Waterloo.

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