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Pianist Alexander Panizza among highlights of KSO 22/23 season


The Kindred Spirits Orchestra has announced its 2022-2023 Concert season and it’s sure to be music to the ears of many.

Under the direction of Maestro Kristian Alexander, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra will present a nine-concert series in the cities of Markham, Richmond Hill and Toronto. 

The opening night gala will be on October 22, 2022 at the Flato Markham Theatre, where they will also perform in December 2022 and February 2023. 

Then, in March, May and June 2023, KSO will reconnect with the audience at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. 

In April 2023, they will co-present the 12th annual Markham Contemporary Music Festival at Cornell Recital Hall. In June 2023, the orchestra will perform a concert at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio.

The orchestra will conclude its season on Canada Day 2023 with a Canada Day celebration at the Unionville Millennium Theatre.Highlights of the season include Stravinsky‘s “Petrushka”, Shostakovich‘s Symphony No. 4, Hindemith‘s Symphony “Mathis der Mahler”, Bruckner‘s Symphony No. 2, Prokofiev‘s Symphony No. 7, Grieg’s Symphony in c minor, and Honegger‘s Symphony No. 2.

The orchestra is excited to welcome the return of National Arts Centre Principal Cellist Rachel Mercer in Lalo’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, acclaimed pianist Michael Berkovsky in Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto, emerging violinist Emmanuelle Sievers in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, and celebrated violinist Jing Ye in the “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang. 

Renowned pianist Alexander Panizza will make his début with the KSO in Strauss’s “Burlesque” and American violinist Andrew Sords will present Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy”. 

Markham Contemporary Music Festival will feature pianist Antonia de Wolfe in works by Hindemith and Górecki and Chinese conductor Xiao Ming in masterpieces by Prokofiev.

Photo row, from left: Cellist Rachel Mercer, violinist Jing Ye, pianist Alexander Panizza, pianist Michael Berkovsky

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