Join the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in celebrating the opening concert of the season featuring artists and works at the Markham Contemporary Music Festival. Start the evening off in style with an opening night gala followed by music that conveys the deepest of emotions. Canadian composer Erik Kreem combines his Estonian roots with rural Ontario landscape in his rhythmically whirling Waltz. Multi-talented violinist Sarah Davidson-Gurney ignites the concert hall with passion and innovation, performing the world premiere of Werner Chan’s Violin Concerto. Arguably the most famous symphony ever written, Beethoven’s expressive and turbulent Symphony No. 5 will have fate knocking at your door from the very first four notes.

Kristian Alexander | conductor

Sarah Davidson-Gurney | violinist

Werner Chan | composer

Erik Kreem | composer

Elli Kozak | host