The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is pleased to announce the details of the new 2020/21 Reimagined: KWS Goes Online season. The first set of concerts features programs from across a range of series, recorded live at Centre In The Square and broadcast online, that audiences can enjoy from the comfort and safety of their homes. The next set of concerts that are part of Reimagined: KWS Goes Online will be announced in the late fall.
These brand new, live concerts are specifically created for an online viewing experience. All streams feature top quality audio and video, with multiple cameras to experience the orchestra from a variety of angles and perspectives.
Online streams begin at 8 pm Eastern time on the evening of the concert, and then are available to watch on-demand until 11:59 pm Eastern time on Sunday of the same weekend. Multiple prices are available for purchasing the online concert streams, to allow audiences to choose their price based on their current situation.
Significant measures are in place to ensure the health and safety of musicians, staff, and crew members working at Centre In The Square, including physical distancing, mask, and sanitization protocols as outlined by the public health authority.
On the podium, Music Director Andrei Feher is leading the Signature concerts, which include works by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn and others, while some familiar faces return to lead the Pops concerts – former KWS Assistant Conductors Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and Evan Mitchell. Special Pops concert guests include Royal Wood, one of Canada’s best contemporary singer/songwriters, and Sinatra-style crooner Michael Vanhevel.
“The K-W Symphony's audiences have been incredibly supportive of the orchestra since we were obliged to cancel the end of last season”, commented Executive Director Andrew Bennett (photo). “We know that our patrons and the wider community crave orchestral music and, even if the current restrictions prevent in-person concerts, we are determined to present something new and fresh for wide enjoyment. If we can't yet welcome audiences to our performances, we can take our exceptional music-making to people's homes.”
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