Performing some of the best music ever created in a live concert setting is at the heart of what the Kingston Symphony does, and we do it for you! Our purpose is to make a connection, elicit an emotional response, and show you an outstanding time out on the town at each and every show. Join us for our most ambitious season yet as we dive into a program that embodies passion and brilliance, featuring outstanding guest artists and classic composers.
At the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, our Masterworks Series continues to exemplify edge-of-your-seat orchestral excellence. In celebration of Beethoven’s upcoming 250th birthday, we will make the journey through his complete symphonic works throughout the space of the season alongside all sorts of magnificent repertoire. Pianist Avan Yu returns as we venture through our Rachmaninoff cycle. We will premiere Ryan Trew’s brand new symphony written just for us and bring The Rite of Spring back to the Kingston Symphony stage for the first time in a decade. Joining us throughout the season are world-class soloists including violinist Robert Uchida, harpist Kristan Toczko, and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman to name just a few.
Our Pops Series at the Grand Theatre features three innovative, imaginative, and fun concerts that are sure to entertain all musical tastes. We begin the series with a lively evening of Big Band hits arranged by Canadian music legend Howard Cable and featuring multi-instrumentalist Harvey Kogen. Next, the British are coming for the glorious Last Night of the Proms, a concert celebrating the finest in British music. We close the season with Cirque de la Symphonie, a thrilling new production combining the magic of cirque with popular classics and movie music performed live.
The Kingston Symphony is also proud to present another exciting season of Family Concerts at the Grand Theatre. Guest conductor Janna Sailor joins us for Rossini & Rock Stars, a high energy and interactive concert that explores some of the rock stars of the classical world including Rossini, Beethoven, Estacio, and more. Juno Award-winning children’s entertainer Al Simmons presents Symphonic Shenanigans, a fun and action-packed sing-along concert perfect for the whole family. We ring in the holiday season with our Candlelight Christmas concerts, joining forces with the Kingston Choral Society to perform your favourite carols in three delightful performances at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.