Wonderful concert...just as good as the TO symphony and so close to home and reasonably psriced for the whole family...Kristian Alexander is a very talented man and his music... read more
The Kindred Spirits Orchestra has performed since 2009, to a great acclaim,...
The Kindred Spirits Orchestra has performed since 2009, to a great acclaim, sold-out audiences, and standing ovations at the legendary CBC Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto. As of the 2011, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra has also established a 6-concert subscription series at the Flato Markham Theatre, in addition to 3 community-outreach and 2 educational concerts. Led by the charismatic Maestro Kristian Alexander, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra is enjoying an enormous popularity among York Region's residents and continues to attract avid audiences across the Greater Toronto Area.
The Kindred Spirits Orchestra performs a wide range of compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and many others. Ardent supporter of contemporary music, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra created, also in 2011, Markham Contemporary Music Festival, an annual event that has brought to life great pieces of the 20th century by Lutoslavsky, Stravisnky, Philip Glass, Honegger as well as by illustrious Canadian composers such as Garry Kulesha, Brian Current, Larysa Kuzmenko, Daniel Friedman, Kevin Lau, Constantine Caravassilis and James Campbell. During the past few years alone, the orchestra has regularly worked with internationally renowned soloists such as pianists Andre Laplante, Christina Quilico and James Parker, harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, violinists Jacques Israelievitch, Joelle Kee and Marc Djokic, cellist Rachel Mercer, soprano Rebecca Whelan, and tenor Keith Klassen, among many others. In 2014, the KSO has also given the Canadian premiere of John Williams' fame piece "On Willows and Birches" as well as the world premiere of James Campbell's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra.