Author Archives: Kindred Spirits Orchestra

In Conversation with KSO’s Music Director, Kristian Alexander on the 2013-14 Season

KSO News asked: When planning this season was there a unifying idea that you wanted to explore with the orchestra and audience through your programming choices?  Kristian Alexander: Focusing a concert season (or, more often, a single concert) around a unifying … Continue reading

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A Night at the KSO: a distinctive experience

At the KSO, we know your time is precious.  When you elect to spend a night out, you want your experience to be relaxing, enjoyable . . . and also have some wonderful memories and new insights to take home … Continue reading

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Meet the members of KSO’s String Mentorship Program

This year, 11 promising young musicians were given a wonderful opportunity to meet new musical challenges. In this article, we’ll learn about their thoughts on their own string studies, their approach to practice, future plans and advice to beginning students … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits Orchestra: ON THE MOVE!

The KSO has moved to a new rehearsal home and we are so excited. The orchestra started rehearsals at the Old Unionville Library Centre in 2009.  A conveniently located building that served us well as we built up our numbers … Continue reading

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Masterclass at Unionville High School with Claudia Lemcke, mezzo-soprano

During rehearsals for Kindred Spirits Orchestra’s performance of the Messiah (December 15, 2012) Mezzo-soprano soloist, Claudia Lemcke was able to devote some time to the orchestra’s vibrant musical education outreach program.  Arranged by the orchestra, Claudia led a Masterclass with … Continue reading

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Pre-concert Talk: December 15 Handel’s Glorious Messiah, re-orchestrated by Mozart

Arrive early, learn more, add to your enjoyment of the concert! ​Pre-concert conversations are a staple of all KSO Concerts.  This month be sure to arrive prior to 6:45 pm in order to not  miss the informative talk that will … Continue reading

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Introducing KSO Concert host, Alexa Petrenko

Impressed with the partnership that KSO has forged with Classical 96.3 Radio and particularly with radio personality Alexa Petrenko, we asked Maestro Kristian Alexander to comment on the partnership. “The KSO was created with a strong educational mission in mind. … Continue reading

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