A small but mighty live performance by the Kingston Symphony

Kingston, ON - This Sunday for the first time in nearly 18 months, the Kingston Symphony will perform for a live audience. A limited number of in-person tickets are on sale now for the second Masterworks concert of the 2021-2022 season, which will be performed this Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. live from the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. In addition to the live performance, the concert will also be streamed live. The livestream will be broadcast on the Kingston Symphony's YouTube channel on Sunday and will be available to view for up to 48 hours after the performance. Please see below for more information on how to purchase tickets as well as what the orchestra will be performing.

This Sunday's concert explores the theme “Greatness from Small Things'' and features Gounod’s Petite Symphonie, Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, and Schubert's Symphony No. 6. Although written for a small orchestra, each of these symphonies showcases the composers at the height of their craft. Gounod, Mozart, and Schubert have written masterworks that represent, without question, some of their very best. 

In describing his musical choices for this concert, Maestro Evan Mitchell urged audiences not to be fooled by the size of the pieces being performed. “These pieces are absolute powerhouses and I think they represent some of the finest compositions that these three composers ever created. I have no doubt you’re going to be humming the tunes from [these pieces] for days after the concert. They’ve certainly been ear-worms for me!” 

Kingston Symphony musicians, too, are eager to perform to a live audience once again. Principal Oboe Melissa Scott stated she’s most excited to perform Gounod’s Petite Symphonie. “I haven’t played it since my undergraduate degree,” she explained. “So it will be a different experience, especially playing it [on stage] with all the talented woodwind players in the Kingston Symphony.” 

Check out this video of Evan Mitchell and Melissa Scott talking more about the upcoming performance. Please click here.

In addition, the Meet The Music pre-concert talk, hosted by Maestro Evan Mitchell, will be available via a digital link sent out prior to the concert on Sunday. Access is free when you purchase a ticket to either the live performance or the livestream. 

A few tickets are available to attend in person and an unlimited number available to access the concert online. In-person tickets are $40 each and livestream tickets are $15 each, both plus HST. They can be purchased online at www.kingstonsymphony.ca or by calling the Isabel Box Office at 613-533-2424.

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-11-02 20:25:27 -0400