Kingston Symphony returns to the stage

Kingston, ON - The Kingston Symphony returns to the stage in full force for the first time in almost two years with 'What's Next?'. Tickets are on sale now for the first Masterworks concert of the 2021-2022 season, which will be streamed live from the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and broadcast on the Kingston Symphony's YouTube channel on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Please see below for more information on how to access the livestream as well as what the orchestra will be performing. Take a look at the concerts we have planned for our Masterworks Series this season by clicking here.

Masterworks 1 - ‘What’s Next?’ is a program filled with deep, rich, beautiful, and emotionally resonant music. The concert will include Austin Wintory’s Nascence and Apotheosis, Ryan Trew’s Come Closer featuring soprano Rachel Krehm, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. All three composers featured on this program provide a thematic arc of triumph over challenge in their works.

"The pandemic has been an extraordinary challenge for all arts organizations, but we at the Kingston Symphony have managed to stay connected to our audiences by virtue of our pioneering digital programming, 
says Music Director Evan Mitchell. With that in mind, we are in the business of live performances, and so our return to the stage marks an occasion of great celebration. We wanted to consider it carefully. The three pieces on this program represent the essence of what the Kingston Symphony provides, concert after concert. The selections from the suite to Journey are surprising and engaging. Come Closer is a deeply personal and emotional offering. And our performance of Beethoven's Eighth Symphony showcases our resilience and our drive to finish our celebrated Beethoven cycle. This concert was designed to prove that we absolutely won't be stopped, that we are already rising above this once-in-a-century obstacle."

This concert will be livestreamed on the Kingston Symphony’s YouTube channel. Tickets are $15 each plus HST and can be purchased at For this concert, we will not be selling tickets to attend in person. Our goal is to return to live performances with an audience in the concert hall as soon as we possibly can. Our Meet The Music pre-concert talk, hosted by Maestro Evan Mitchell, will take place at 2:00 p.m. Access is free when you purchase a ticket to the concert livestream.

Over the past 18 months, we are proud to have provided our audience with innovative and exciting digital programming like the creation of our Harmon in Space series for children, the premiere of Dean Burry’s Nijmegen Bridge 1944 and our Kingston Symphony at Home videos. As we look forward to welcoming back our orchestra to the stage this season, we are committed to continuing some of the digital offerings including a second season of Harmon in Space.

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-09-08 13:40:42 -0400