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.
Make no mistake – we have our most extraordinary season to date lined up for you! At the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, our Masterworks Series continues to exemplify edge-of-your-seat orchestral excellence. We have towering blockbusters, music that has stood for centuries as the greatest of masterworks, such as Brahms’ Second Symphony, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, a festival trio of Mozart’s late symphonies, and Beethoven’s immortal Ninth. We have new works by Canadian composers Marjan Mozetich and Dean Burry. Avan Yu returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s titanic Second Piano Concerto. We celebrate the work of John Williams as part of our Masterworks Series. And in a finale not to be missed, TorQ Percussion Quartet joins us for the first time for the premiere of Nicole Lizée’s percussion concerto.
As for the Pops and Family concerts, mostly at Grand Theatre, we delve deep into the already rich repertoire of video game music courtesy of Sweden’s SCORE Productions. Kelli Trottier dazzles us with her sensational fiddling, vocals, and step dancing. Audience favourite Michael Vanhevel croons his way into our hearts. Our own Harmon the Hound makes her stage debut with Harmon Live. Al Simmons joins us for gut-busting entertainment for all ages, and our beloved Candlelight Christmas concerts triumphantly return once again.
We’re back and excited about the 2022-2023 season. We can’t wait to perform this unbelievable music for you!