Kindred Spirits Orchestra

Markham, Ontario, L3R 1N1 Canada

Mission Statement

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra (KSO) is committed to changing lives through music’s extraordinary power to communicate, inspire, uplift, educate, and entertain. Its mission is to be the finest civic orchestra of international calibre in Canada, bringing people from diverse communities together through music. Through outstanding live performances that are evocative, dramatic, and passionate, the orchestra seeks to delight avid patrons and develop, in collaboration, new audiences of all ages for classical music. The KSO is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the communities in the Greater Toronto Area through the promotion and presentation of outstanding musical performances.

About This Cause

Founded in 2009, the KSO performs a series of 9 concerts each year at the Flato Markham Theatre, the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts and the CBC Glenn Gould Studio. Led by the charismatic Maestro Kristian Alexander, the orchestra performs a vast international repertoire, including showcasing Canadian contemporary music. The KSO enjoys enormous popularity and attracts audiences from across the Greater Toronto Area and the world.

In addition to concerts, the KSO provides educational and community outreach, including mentorship and residency programs, composer and conductor workshops, competitions and school engagement activities, as well as activities for senior citizens, people with disabilities and children with developmental challenges.

The Orchestra continues a tradition of innovation being one of the first civic orchestras in Canada to live stream concerts in 2020 and 2021 along with striving to be among the leaders internationally in reducing its environmental impact over time. In 2021, the KSO is the first symphony orchestra in Canada to significantly reduce its carbon footprint by replacing paper-based instrumental parts with a state-of-the-art digital system.

Kindred Spirits Orchestra
1-4981 Highway 7
Markham, Ontario L3R 1N1
Canada
Phone 9056048339
Twitter @KSOrchestra
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