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2015-2016 Season

"Fall Classical Concert"

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:30pm
Glen Cairn United, Abbeyhill Road
, Kanata

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach
featuring flutists, Heidi LaGace and Alan Snider
Beethoven's Symphony No. 2
"Fanfare" by Bliss
Academic Festival Overture by Brahms
Hungarian Dances, Nos. 5 & 6 by Brahms


"Winter Concert"

featuring guest conductor Paul Arnold

Paul Arnold
Paul Arnold

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:30pm
Kanata Baptist, Hazeldean Road
, Kanata

Offenbach's Orphée aux Enfers - Ouverture
Borodin's Symphony No. 2
Arnold's Dreams (world premiere)
Bruch's Romanze for Viola, featuring Jon Mak on Viola

Jon Mak


"Spring Concert"

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30pm
Kanata Baptist, Hazeldean Road, Kanata

Debussy's "Fetes" from Nocturnes
Gliere's "Russian Sailors Dance"
Nicolai's "Merry Wives of Windsor" Overture
Rossini's "La Gazza Ladra"
JJ Strauss "Perpetuum Mobile" OP 257
Josef Strauss "Feuerfest"
Von Suppé "Poet and Pesant" Overture

2014-2015 Season

"Enchanted Mosaic"

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:00pm
Earl of March High School
, Kanata

The KSO will perform Dance of the Hours by Ponchielli
at the opening of the Concert
Doors open at 5:30 to view the Art Exhibit

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"Fall Classical Concert"

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:30pm
Kanata Baptist Church, Hazeldean Road
, Kanata

Schumann's Symphony No. 3, The Rhenish
Semiramide by Rossini
Hungarian Marche by Berlioz
Dance of the Hours by Ponchielli

"Beethoven Concert"

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:30pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Vivaldi Cello Concerto in D Major with soloist Andre Pelletier
Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" Fantasy Overture



"Family Concert"

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30pm
Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Stars and Stripes, John Phillip Sousa
Rhapsody in Blue with Pianist, Tony Dunn
Rodeo, by Copeland
Star Wars Theme, John Williams


2013-2014 Season

"Fall Classical Concert"

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 7:30pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Carnival of the Animals by Saint Saens
featuring
Genevieve Thouin on Piano and
Special Guest Performer Tony Dunn on Piano

The Snow Maiden Suite by Rimsky-Korsakov

Carmen Suite by Bizet

Mozart's Oboe Concerto featuring Jonathan Werk

Jonathan Werk
Jonathan Werk

"Spring Concert"

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:30pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata


Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major
featuring Iain Macpherson

Iain

Dvorak Slavonic Dances #2,3,7 & 8

  Three songs by Otto Schiff "North American Premier"  
 "Mon Coeur de Gitane" (a tango)
 "Les Caimans Cacres" (foxtrot) 
 "Les Yeux Baisses"    (ballad)

Special Guest Patrice Servant
performing his own piece "Torero" on Guitar

Servant

Family Concert -

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30pm
Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata


Reformation Symphony (No. 5) by Mendelssohn

  Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21
featuring Margaret Macpherson  

“Force of Destiny” overture by Verdi

2012-2013 Season

"Classical Concert"

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 7:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Night on a Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky
Fossils by Saint Saens
Danse Macabre by Saint Saens
Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg

"Legion Christmas Concert"

Friday, December 7, 2012 7:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 638, Hines Rd, Kanata
Admission to this concert is a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank
Contact the Kanata Legion at 613-591-5570

Selections from The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky
Waldteufel Patineurs
Carol of the Bells
Messer Medley performed by the Kanata Symphony Strings
Marche Militaire by Schubert
Traditional 'sing along' Christmas Carols

"Spring Concert"

Happy 200th Birthday Richard Wagner

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 7:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata



Die Meistersingers Overture by Wagner
Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin by Wagner
Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev

Family Concert -

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata


Ruy Blas overture by Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 8 by Dvorak
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major by Haydn
featuring Bryan Cheng

2011-2012 Season

"Classical Concert"

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Fingal's Cave by Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven
Karelia Suite by Sibelius

"Legion Christmas Concert"

Friday, December 9, 2011 8:00pm
with cocktails and dinner beginning at 5:30pm
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 638, Hines Rd, Kanata
Purchase Tickets in advance by calling
the Kanata Legion at 613-591-5570

Selections from The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky
Waldteufel Patineurs
Carol of the Bells
Messer Medley performed by the Kanata Symphony Strings
O Holy Night ~ Gesu Bambino ~ Go Tell it on the Mountain
featuring Iain Macpherson, Tenor

"Spring Concert"

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Symphony No. 2 (Little Russian) by Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 by Schubert
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach
Serenade for Winds, Cello and Doublebass
Op. 44 by Dvorak
Dvorak's Cello Concerto (1st mvt) performed by Bryan Cheng

Bryan Cheng
Bryan Cheng



"Family Concert - Popera"

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 7:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata


Overture to La Traviatta by Verdi
Funiculi Funicula by Denza (tenor + choir)
Libiamo by Verdi (soprano + tenor + choir)
O Sole Mio by di Capua (tenor)
Oh Mio Babbino by Puccini (soprano)

2010-2011 Season

"Classical Concert"

with featured guest Richard Hoenich

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 8:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

 

"Legion Christmas Concert"

Friday, December 10, 2010,
Coctails at 5:30, Dinner and Concert at 6:00pm

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 638, Hines Rd, Kanata

Purchase Tickets in advance by calling
the Kanata Legion at 613-591-5570

 

"Spring Concert"

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Kanata Symphony French Horn Quartet

 

"Family Concert"

Saturday, May 14, 2011, 7:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

laura

KSO Principal Clarinetist, Laura Jo McElroy

 

2009-2010 Season

"Spring Concert”

Saturday, March 6th, 2010, 8:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Beethoven’s Egmont Overture
Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola,
featuring Julian Hughson (viola) and Iain Macpherson (violin)
Selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
with soprano soloists


"Family Concert”

Saturday, May 15th, 2010, 7:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata


“Birds of a Feather”

Cimarosa’s Two Flute Concerto in G,
featuring Isabelle McLeod and Heidi Lagacé
Selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
Selections from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals
Mussorgsky’s “Ballet of Chicks in Shells”
from Pictures at an Exhibition

 

"Legion Concert”

Friday, December 4th, 2009, 7:30pm
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 638, Hines Rd, Kanata

 

"Classical Concert"

Saturday, Nov 7th 2009, 8:00pm
Glen Cairn United Church
, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata


Violin: Josée Leblanc
Program:
Dvorak: Symphony No 9, "New World"
Bach: Violin Concerto in A Minor , BWV 1041





2008-2009 Season

"Classical Concert”

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 8:00pm

Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

Kerson Leong (violin)

Kerson Leong is 11 and has already won the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition for four straight years, each time achieving the highest mark of any age group or instrument.  In the recent 2008 competition in Quebec City, the judges awarded him a mark of 99% for his stunning performance.   He was recognized in the Galaxie Rising Star Program of the CBC and was also the youngest finalist in the 2006 nationwide CBC Mozart Variation Contest held to celebrate Mozart’s 250th birthday anniversary.


Nov10: Kerson Leong's 'encore' piece was Fiorillo's Etude #28:


"Legion Concert”

Friday, December 5, 2008, 8:00pm

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 638, Hines Rd, Kanata


"Spring Concert”

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8:00pm

Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata


"Family Concert”

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 7:00pm

Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata


 

2007-2008 Season

 Spring concert:

 

Ottawa native Alexandre Boily began his musical studies with Hungarian pianist, composer and conductor Gabor Finta. After receiving the ‘artistic excellence award’ from ‘le centre d’excellence artistique De La Salle’, M. Boily continued his studies at the University of Ottawa. There, he studied piano with Jean Desmarais and conducting with Laurence Ewashko while serving as his assistant.

A busy pianist, M. Boily has appeared numerous times in concert as soloist and accompanist in Canada, Europe and Japan.

As a conductor, he has appeared in concert with many ensembles including l’Orchestre des Jeunes de l’Ontario Français, the Kisarazu Youth String Orchestra, the University of Ottawa Choir and the Gatineau operetta company. From 2001-2004, M. Boily was musical director and conductor of the Kanata symphony.

 

Tickets available at Domenic’s Music, Hazeldean Road,

CD Warehouse (Centrum and Clyde stores)

and at the door

 

 


"Music from the big & small screen"

Saturday, November 3, 2007, 7:00pm

at the Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata

·          Lakme’s Flower Duet

·          Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, 1st movement

·          Grieg’s Morning from Peer Gynt Suite

·          Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe”

·          Hockey Night in Canada theme

·          Rossini - Barber of Seville overture

·          Rossini -Una Voca Poco Fa


Legion Branch 638 Concert

Friday, December 7, 2007

Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road, Kanata

Contact the Legion for ticket information

Tickets will not  be sold at the door

·          Strauss’s Pizzacato Polka

·          Rossini overture

·          marches

·          Christmas Music


“S is for Spring!”

Saturday, March 1, 2008, 7:30pm

Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata Glen Cairn United Church [MAP]

·          Schumann: Symphony No. 1 “Spring”

·          Sibelius: Valse Triste 

·          Boccherini: Cello Concerto G482


2006-2007 Season


Spring Potpourri
Saturday, May 12th, 2006 @ 8pm, Glen Cairn United Church
Piano: Alexandre Boily
Program:
  • Liszt: Totentanz, symphonic piece for solo piano and orchestra
  • Debussy: Petite Suite,
  • Holst: The Planets - Mars
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5 & 6

  • Musical Geography
    Saturday, March 3th, 2007 @ 7:30pm, Glen Cairn United Church
    Glen Cairn United Church [MAP]
    Program:
  • Mendelssohn: 4th Symphony, The "Italian",
  • Faure: Pavane,
  • Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave
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    Ode to the Overture
    Saturday, November 4th, 2006 @ 7pm,
    Glen Cairn United Church
    Program:
  • William Tell overture,
  • Bach: Toccota and Fugue (orchestrated),
  • the Hansel and Gretel overture
  • Handel: Royal Fireworks overture,
  • Entrance of the Gladiators.

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    Dinner and concert at the Kanata Legion
    Friday, December 8th, 2006 @ 7pm,
    Kanata Legion Branch 638

    Musical Geography
    Saturday, March 3, 2007,
    Glen Cairn United Church

    Spring Potpourri
    Saturday, May 12th, 2007 @ 7:30pm
    Glen Cairn United Church

    Other details will be posted closer to the concert date. 
     

    Tickets are $10/adult, $8/student or senior, $25/family.
    Legion Concert requires advance-purchase

     

    2005-2006 Season:

    Kanata Symphony Russian concert
    Saturday, 13 May @ 7:30pm
    Glen Cairn United Church [MAP]
    140 Abbeyhill Drive, Ottawa

    Weber: Oberon Overture
    Borodin: Polovetsian Dances
    Prokofiev: Marche from The Love For Three Oranges
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagñol

    Tickets are $10/adult, $8/student or senior, $25/family


    Kanata Symphony Birthday Bash
    Saturday, 4 March, 2006 @ 7:30pm
    Glen Cairn United Church [MAP]
    140 Abbeyhill Drive, Ottawa

    Katie Murphy, soprano
    Denis Lawlor, bass
    Gerard Fauvelle, tenor

    Magic Flute Overture
    Mozart Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra. Mvt 2 & 3
    Cosi fan tutte: "Un’aura amarosa" for tenor and orchestra
    Don Giovanni: "Finch’han dal Vino" for bass and orchestra
    Don Giovanni: "La Ci Darem la Mano" for soprano, bass, and orchestra
    Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

    Tickets are $10/adult, $8/student or senior, $25/family



    Kanata Symphony at the Movies, Family Concert
    Saturday, 12 November, 2005 @ 7:00pm
    Glen Cairn United Church [MAP]
    140 Abbeyhill Drive, Ottawa

    Doreen Taylor-Claxton, soprano
    Marya Woyiwada, soprano
    Berlioz: Marche au Supplice
    Schubert: Unfinished Symphony, 1st mvt.
    Williams: Star Wars
    Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (excerpt)
    and more...

    Tickets are $10/adult, $8/student or senior, $25/family




    2004-2005 Season:

    FAMILY CONCERT

    NOVEMBER 13th  2004

     

    Glen Cairn United Church

    140 Abbeyhill, Kanata (MAP)

    7: 30 pm

    "Classical meets folk"

     

     

    Dvorak : Symphony No 8

    Martin : Piano Concerto

    Williams : Folk song Suite

    Saint Saëns:

    Carnival of the Animals [excerpts]

     

    Piano soloist:  Maximillian Arsenault

     

     


    DINNER AND A CONCERT

    DECEMBER 10th 2004

    Tickets $18

    Kanata Legion Branch 638

                     

        “Party with the KSO

                   

    5:00 pm Social Hour

    6:00 pm Dinner

    7:30 pm Orchestra

     

    On the menu

    Chicken Kiev and

    Williams : Folk Song Suite

           Strauss : Emperor Waltz

    Rossini : Barber of Seville

    Marches of course!

     



     

    CLASSICAL CONCERT

    FEBRUARY 26th 2005

     

    Glen Cairn United Church

    140 Abbeyhill, Kanata (MAP)

    7:30pm

    Dussault   : Prelude for Strings

    Mozart: Symphony 29 Mvt 1

    Mozart    : Wind Serenade in C

    Beethoven : Symphony No 4

     

    Adult $10, Senior/student $8, Family $25

     

    SPRING CONCERT

    MAY 7th 2005, 7:30pm

     

    Unitarian Church on

    Cleary Avenue [MAP]

    An Evening at

    the Opera

     

     Featuring

    Doreen Taylor-Claxton,  soprano

    Gerard Fauvelle, tenor

    Fred Bradly, bass

    Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutti Overture

    and a selection of opera favorites


    2003-2004 Season:

    'Completely Beethoven'
    Saturday March 6, 2004 at 7:30pm
    Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill, Kanata
    Tickets $10, Student/Senior $8, Family $25, available at the door
    Map to Glen Cairn United Church
    Featuring:
    Alexandre Boily, Artistic Director
    Zi Jin, Piano
    Program:
    Beethoven - Piano Concerto Nr. 3
    Beethoven - Symphony Nr 1
    Beethoven - Egmont Overture



    Zi Jin, Piano
    As a Chinese pianist, Zi Jin studied in China Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she had showed her excellence at a number of concerts and competitions as both soloist and accompanist. After received her Baccalaureate of Arts Degree in June 2003, she was matriculated in University of Ottawa as a graduate student and awarded scholarships. Now she is pursuing her Master of Music degree with Prof. Stephane Lemelin. This season, Zi Jin will perform as the accompanist in the Inter-varsity choral Festival; the soloist in her recital, as well with Kanata Symphony Orchestra.




    The Family Concert
    Saturday November 8, 2003 at 7:30pm
    Glen Cairn United Church, Kanata
    Tickets $10, Student/Senior $8, Family $25, available at the door
    Map to Glen Cairn United Church
    Featuring:
    Alexandre Boily, Artistic Director
    Program:
    Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
    Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite
    Mozart - Don Giovanni Overture
    Bartok - Rumanian Folk Dances




    2002-2003 Season:

    The Classical Concert
    Saturday April 26, 2003 at 2pm
    Ron Maslin Playhouse, 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata
    Tickets $10, Student/Senior $8, Family $25, available at the door
    Map to Ron Maslin Theatre
    Featuring:
    Alexandre Boily, Artistic Director
    Program:
    Ludwig van Beethoven, Egmont Overture, Op 84
    Cimarosa Double Flute concerto, featuring Amièle Johanisse and Karen Shields
    Gounod Petite Symphonie for woodwinds
    Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance #6.




    The Classical Concert Saturday February 22/2003, 7:30 PM
    Glen Cairn United Church, Abbeyhill Drive, Kanata
    Tickets $10, Student/Senior $8, Family $25, available at the door
    Map to Glen Cairn United Church
    Featuring:
    Alexandre Boily, Artistic Director
    Maria Sourjko, piano
    Program:
    Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, op.81
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C-Minor, op.67
    Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

    The Kanata Youth orchestra will also perform the following,
    Under the direction of Moira Green:
    Carl Maria Von Weber: Chorus of Huntsmen
    Scarborough Fair, Arr. Frederick Muller


    Maria Sourjko, Piano
    Maria Sourjko was born in Russia, in the city of Vologda, where she studied at the Vologda Music College. After graduating with honors, Ms. Sourjko continued piano studies in Performance program at the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory (Karelia) with Professor Victor Arkhipov, an alumni of the Moscow Conservatory. While studying in Karelia, Ms. Sourjko was a rehearsal and concert accompanist of the Petrozavodsk State University Choir. Ms. Sourjko immigrated to Canada in 1999.

    Ms. Sourjko studies with Professor Jean Desmarais at the University of Ottawa, where she has shown excellence at all of her Piano Performance examinations. She is currently completing her Baccalaureate of Music Degree.

    Last year, Ms. Sourjko appeared as a soloist in several recitals, among them performance in the CBC Radio II - Noon Hour Classical Encounters Series, and the Radio Canada’s Young Artists Program, both for local and national broadcast.

    Ms. Sourjko was awarded the Special Prize for the best performance of contemporary music in the Northwestern Regional Competition of Piano Performers (Petrozavodsk, Russia), and a first prize in Romantic music category in the Kiwanis Music Festival (Canada).

    Ms. Sourjko also received the Anthony King Scholarship established by St. Andrew’s Church in Ottawa, the Jean-Paul Sevilla and the Cecile Gagnon Cote Scholarships established by the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund, and Nora Hickson Kelly Scholarship from the private funds of the University of Ottawa.

    This year, Maria Sourjko will appear as a soloist in recital, and with the Kanata Symphony Orchestra.


    The Family Concert Saturday October 19, 2 PM
    Ron Maslin Playhouse, 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata
    Tickets $10, Student/Senior $8, Family $25, available at the door
    Map to Ron Maslin Theatre
    Featuring:
    Alexandre Boily, artistic director
    Victor Herbiet, Saxophone
    John Gray, Bassoon
    Program:
    Beethoven - 6th symphony Mvt 4
    Vivaldi - Winter from the Four Seasons
    Vivaldi - Bassoon Concerto Bizet - L'Arlesienne


    2001-2002 Season:
    Saturday April 13th, 3 PM
    Ron Maslin Playhouse
    1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata
    Tickets $10, Student/Senior $8, Family $25, available at the door
    Map to Ron Maslin Playhouse
    Featuring:
    Brian Barker, conductor
    George Bailey, guitar
    Sylvain Gauthier, cello
    Program:
    Major-Marothy - First Suite for Brass and Timpani (excerpt)
    Haydn - Cello Concerto in C Major
    Sibelius - Valse Triste
    Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez


    Monday April 15th, 8 PM
    St. Brigid's Church, 179 Murray Street
    (613) 241-5285
    Tickets $10, Student/Senior $8, Family $25, available at the door
    Map to St. Brigid's Cathedral (Downtown)
    Featuring:
    Brian Barker, conductor
    George Bailey, guitar
    Sylvain Gauthier, cello
    Program:
    Major-Marothy - First Suite for Brass and Timpani (excerpt)
    Haydn - Cello Concerto in C Major
    Sibelius - Valse Triste
    Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez


    Family Concert
    Location: Ron Maslin Playhouse, Terry Fox Dr.
    3pm Saturday, October 20, 2001

    Legion Concert
    Location: Royal Canadian Legion
    Friday December 7th, 2001

    Classical Concert
    Location: Ron Maslin Playhouse, Terry Fox Dr.
    8pm, Friday February 15, 2002
    Map to Ron Maslin (Kanata)
    The Kanata Food Cupboard will be collecting non-perishable food items at the Feb 15th Concert. In addition, all profits for the Feb 15th concert will be donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard.
    For ticket info for the Feb 15th concert, please contact Marianne from the Food Cupboard at 592-4834.

    Classical Concert
    Location: St. Brigid's, Murray and Cumberland
    Time:3pm, Sunday February 17, 2002
    Map to St. Brigid's Cathedral (Downtown)

    Legion Concert
    Location: Legion Branch 638, Hines Road, Kanata.
    Friday May 24th, 2001


    Tickets are available for puchase in advance from any of our members, or at the door (quantities limited).





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