The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will soon take to the stage before a live audience at the Center in the Square for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The orchestra has announced that their first performance will take place on January 14, 2022, when young French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède will make his Canadian debut with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1.
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“There are few places that allow us to freely share ideas and feelings, pass on traditions across generations and cultivate a sense of belonging with others,” said KWS music director Andrei Feher. .
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“The music in the concert hall powers that and we will continue to inspire and entertain as we return to live performances.”
KWS says Feher will lead a variety of series, from signature and pop concerts to baroque and family concerts, in its return.
“Composers and artists conveyed the social, political and artistic character of the time through their work,” Feher said.
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“That’s why it’s so important to showcase a vast season of incredible artists and composers who have devoted themselves to expressing the human condition.”
Symphony plans to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, May Revival, also performed in 1980 during the opening of the Center in the Square.
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