- C$35 for one pass to Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra’s 2014–15 season (up to C$65 value)
- When: October 19–March 29
- Where: Knox Presbyterian Church
- General admission
- Door time: 45 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts. Children 10 and under are admitted free.
- Gala Concert and Silent Auction (Sunday, October 19, at 3 p.m.): Joined by the Age of Majority Singers, a collective of 19- to 35-year-olds roughly 60 strong who’ve been featured on CBC News and CTV’s The Scene, the orchestra opens its season with loud bang and a silent auction.
- Christmas Concert (Sunday, December 14, at 3 p.m.): The all-ages dancers of the Renaissance School of the Arts, whose talents range from tap to ballet to jazz to contemporary, join the orchestra as it plays through pieces from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite.
- Heroes in the Community Concert (Sunday, February 8, at 3 p.m.): The orchestra pays tribute to local heroes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, works written by high-school students, and a couple of all-new compositions by local artists—Ontario composer Howard Cable and the winner of the 30th Anniversary Fanfare competition for composers 30 and younger.
- Concerto Competition Winners Concert (Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m.): The winners of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra’s 25th-annual Student Concerto Competition join the orchestra to share their works and gain a pretty good excuse for missing first period on Monday.
Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra
Specializing in little-known works from the 18th and 19th centuries, the 30-odd musicians of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra have been celebrating the classics since 1985. Uniting under the baton of Music Director Matthew Jones, who joined in 2014, the players come from wildly diverse backgrounds—they’re talented amateurs, students from Wilfrid Laurier University, a core of professional musicians. Together, they put on concerts that are both accessible and unique, with each featuring bite-size intermission performances by small ensembles from within the larger orchestra.