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Kindred Spirits Orchestra

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Address: 1-4981 Highway 7 E, Markham, Ontario L3R 1N1, Canada
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+1 905-604-8339
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 18:00
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The Kindred Spirits Orchestra has performed since 2009, to a great acclaim,...

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra has performed since 2009, to a great acclaim, sold-out audiences, and standing ovations at the legendary CBC Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto. As of the 2011, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra has also established a 6-concert subscription series at the Flato Markham Theatre, in addition to 3 community-outreach and 2 educational concerts. Led by the charismatic Maestro Kristian Alexander, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra is enjoying an enormous popularity among York Region's residents and continues to attract avid audiences across the Greater Toronto Area.

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra performs a wide range of compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and many others. Ardent supporter of contemporary music, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra created, also in 2011, Markham Contemporary Music Festival, an annual event that has brought to life great pieces of the 20th century by Lutoslavsky, Stravisnky, Philip Glass, Honegger as well as by illustrious Canadian composers such as Garry Kulesha, Brian Current, Larysa Kuzmenko, Daniel Friedman, Kevin Lau, Constantine Caravassilis and James Campbell. During the past few years alone, the orchestra has regularly worked with internationally renowned soloists such as pianists Andre Laplante, Christina Quilico and James Parker, harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, violinists Jacques Israelievitch, Joelle Kee and Marc Djokic, cellist Rachel Mercer, soprano Rebecca Whelan, and tenor Keith Klassen, among many others. In 2014, the KSO has also given the Canadian premiere of John Williams' fame piece "On Willows and Birches" as well as the world premiere of James Campbell's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra.

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Kristian Alexander is so talented and his music school is wonderful!

Wonderful concert...just as good as the TO symphony and so close to home and reasonably psriced for the whole family...Kristian Alexander is a very talented man and his music... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful concert...just as good as the TO symphony and so close to home and reasonably psriced for the whole family...Kristian Alexander is a very talented man and his music school was 'intrumental' in piquing my childern's musical interests...it has been ten years since they attended his school and still enjoy playing guitar and piano today!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Fabulous music, very talented musicians, really enjoyed their concert at The bandstand in Unionville.

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had a chance to be there with my friends this spring. It was unforgettable! The sound was so deep and reach! I would advise everybody to come there for a concert regardless of the age.

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Thank Miki S
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

'From Darkness to Light' a wonderful concert. Great full sound and sight line, too. The Host, Alexa Petrenko did a good introduction to the pieces. Also, Alastari Thorburn-Vitols sang like an angel. Very talented artists! Easy drive from Toronto with lots of free parking.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I went with some friends and the performance was outstanding, we greatly enjoyed it. I'd certainly go see them again!

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Really great time, the orchestra and soloist were amazing. Excellent atmosphere, I will definitely be going back!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We had a nice experience watching the Kindred Spirit Orchestra. What a wonderful concert. The conductor is lively and entertaining. I am impressed with orchestra soloist. All of them have a very memorable performance, They are talented performers especially the conductor, he is excellent & very entertaining. He is professional. The musicians were talented and enjoyable in their performance.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Me and my wife were blown away by their performance at Unionville. I am really out of words. I would recommend for anyone who is interested to make sure they dont miss this amazing performance.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I took my family and they loved it! The conductor is world class but also takes time to make sure guests feel welcome. He even let my little boy hold the baton.

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Thank Thien H
Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I would take my whole family to listen to The Kindred Spirits Orchestra when they are performing at Unionville Main Street and they never disappoint us! Captivating, thrilling, Passionate are just a few words that come to mind when I am listening to them perform.

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