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1 - SKATING'S GREATEST HITS

Skating's Greatest Hits

Part of the A Series

FRI SEPTEMBER 23 | 8 PM
SAT SEPTEMBER 24 | 8 PM

Lucas Waldin, Conductor
Kurt Browning, Host

World Champion, Olympian and Canadian icon Kurt Browning hosts a unique evening of figure skating’s greatest hits. Featuring themes from Phantom of the Opera, Casablanca and Singin’ in the Rain, as well as popular classics such as Bizet’s Carmen and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, this concert relives the unforgettable routines and takes you behind the scenes of the figure skating world with one of the sport’s biggest stars.

2 - NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK

Nat King Cole

Part of the B Series

FRI NOVEMBER 4 | 8 PM
SAT NOVEMBER 5 | 2:30 PM
SAT NOVEMBER 5 | 8 PM

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor
Denzal Sinclaire, Vocalist

Join the KWS and Canadian vocalist Denzal Sinclaire for a night featuring the work of one of the most memorable voices in American music, Nat King Cole. With favourites like Unforgettable, Route 66, Embraceable You and L-O-V-E, this concert is sure to add some warmth to the cool autumn nights!

3 - YULETIDE SPECTACULAR

Yuletide Spectacular

Part of the A Series

FRI DECEMBER 16 | 8 PM
SAT DECEMBER 17 | 2:30 PM
SAT DECEMBER 17 | 8 PM
SUN DECEMBER 18 | 2:30 PM

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor
Bethany Horst, Soprano
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Grand Philharmonic Children's Choir
Contemporary School of Dance Ltd
KWS Youth Orchestra, side by side

The Snowman takes centre stage at this year’s Yuletide Spectacular! The charming animated film based on the book by Raymond Briggs will be screened for audiences, with the original orchestral score performed by the KWS. This holiday event once again features community guests, as well as the annual carol sing-along! Don’t miss Waterloo Region’s favourite holiday tradition!

© Snowman Enterprises Ltd. “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs is published by Puffin www.thesnowman.com

4 - LIVE BY REQUEST

John Morris Russell

Part of the B Series

FRI JANUARY 20 | 8 PM
SAT JANUARY 21 | 8 PM

John Morris Russell, Conductor

The audience programs the concert for this special evening with crowd-favourite John Morris Russell on the podium. Vote for selections LIVE and have the KWS play the winning selections on the spot! Join in the fun and choose your favourite pops showstoppers, film soundtracks, iconic rock ballads and more!

5 - MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES

Music from the Movies

Part of the A Series

FRI FEBRUARY 24 | 8 PM
SAT FEBRUARY 25 | 2:30 PM
SAT FEBRUARY 25 | 8 PM

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser leads the KWS in a performance of some of Hollywood’s bestknown film soundtracks. From Titanic to Forrest Gump, UP,
Avengers, Castaway, Back to the Future and Apollo 13, hear soundtracks from well-loved film composers James Horner, Michael Giacchino and Alan Silvestri brought to life by the KWS.

6 - CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S MODERN TIMES

Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times

Part of the B Series

FRI MARCH 31 | 8 PM
SAT APRIL 1 | 8 PM

Timothy Brock, conductor

Take a trip back in time to experience Modern Times, an iconic film written by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin as a factory worker on the advent
of the industrial revolution. The orchestral score, also composed by Chaplin, will be performed by the KWS as the critically acclaimed film is shown on the big screen!

7 - EDWIN'S POPS - A NIGHT OF MUSIC & COMEDY

Measha Brueggergosman

Part of the A Series

FRI MAY 5 | 8 PM
SAT MAY 6 | 8 PM

Edwin Outwater, Conductor
Measha Brueggergosman, Soprano
Stewart Goodyear, Piano

KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater returns to the Pops Series for a night of musical humour! Featuring PDQ Bach’s hilarious take on Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, done sportscast style as if it were a baseball game, as well as special
performances by soprano Measha Brueggergosman and pianist Stewart Goodyear. Full of musical jokes, this concert is sure to have you in stitches!

8 - THE BARRA MACNEILS

Barra MacNeils

Part of the B Series

FRI JUNE 2 | 8 PM
SAT JUNE 3 | 8 PM

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor
The Barra MacNeils

The Barra MacNeils, one of the world’s finest Celtic ensembles, returns to the KWS for a night steeped in Cape Breton tradition. A high-spirited concert featuring
tight harmonies, precise stepdancing and multi-instrumental skill, this will be a true celebration of all things Celtic.