The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will soon take the stage in front of an in-person audience at the Center in the Square for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The orchestra has announced that its first performance will take place on January 14, 2022, when the young French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède will make her Canadian debut with Sibelius. Symphony No. 1.

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“There are few places that allow us to freely share ideas and emotions, pass traditions on from generation to generation and foster a sense of belonging with others,” said KWS Music Director Andrei Feher.

“The music in the concert hall powers that, and we will continue to inspire and entertain as we return to the in-person performances.”

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KWS says Feher will conduct a variety of series, from exclusive and pop concerts to baroque and family concerts, on his return.

“Composers and artists communicate the social, political and artistic character of the time through their work,” said Feher.

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“That is why it is so important to present a broad season of incredible artists and composers who have dedicated themselves to expressing the human condition.”

The symphony plans to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection in May, which was also represented in 1980 during the inauguration of the Center in the Plaza.

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