Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

Photos of the KWS over the years

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) was a prominent Canadian orchestra based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Founded in 1945, it  evolved into one of Canada's leading regional orchestras, renowned for its high-quality performances and community engagement.

The orchestra performed a diverse repertoire, ranging from classical masterpieces to contemporary works, under the leadership of esteemed conductors and guest artists. Over the years, the KWS  collaborated with renowned soloists, composers, and conductors, contributing to the cultural vibrancy of the region.

The KWS was committed to engaging audiences of all ages and backgrounds through various educational and outreach programs. These initiatives include concerts for schools, community events, workshops, and collaborations with local artists and organizations. The orchestra's efforts aimed to foster a love for music and promote accessibility to classical performances within the community.

The orchestra performed at the Centre In The Square, a renowned concert hall in downtown Kitchener that provides an excellent venue for performances, attracting both local patrons and visitors to the region.

Through its dedication to artistic excellence, education, and community involvement, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony was a vital cultural institution, enriching the lives of residents and contributing significantly to the cultural landscape of Ontario and Canada as a whole.

As of 2023 the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony ceased operations in Kitchener.