Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony to return to in-person concerts in January

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will soon take the stage in front of a personal audience at Center in the Square for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The orchestra has announced that its world premiere will take place on January 14, 2022, when the young French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède makes her Canadian debut with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1.

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“There are only a few places where we can freely share ideas and emotions, pass on traditions over generations and promote a sense of togetherness,” said KWS Music Director Andrei Feher.

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“Music in the concert hall strengthens this, and we will continue to inspire and entertain when we return to personal performances.”

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KWS says that upon his return, Feher will direct a variety of series, from signature and pop concerts to baroque and family concerts.

“Through their work, composers and artists convey the social, political and artistic character of the time,” says Feher.

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“That is why it is so important to present a broad season of incredible artists and composers who are dedicated to expressing the human condition.”

The symphony plans to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, in May, which was also performed during the opening of the Center in the Square in 1980.

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