KW & Beyond
by Irena Syrokomla
Following much turbulence and deliberations, K-W Symphony is looking forward to a new beginning with the announcement in the local newspaper in December of the appointment of a conductor: Edwin Outwater. He has been selected from more than 160 candidates and has expressed his excitement about being No.1 in an orchestra like K-W Symphony. Prior to accepting this position he completed a five-year tenure with San Francisco Symphony as a resident conductor. Although a native Californian, Mr. Outwater does not seem concerned about Canadian winters as he recalls his experience in Boston where he studied English literature at Harvard. His contract calls for 11 weeks of conducting per year; however, he said he would be looking for part-time accommodation in the area as he is planning to be here for longer periods of time.
He said he does not just want the orchestra to sound good. He wants it to rock!
Good for him. Good for us. Welcome to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada!
Another new name in the cultural world of our region is Daryl Cloran, new artistic director at Theatre & Company. He is young, graduated from Queen’s University in 1997 and along with a group of enthusiasts founded Theatrefront in Toronto. Theatrefront has staged 21 productions since 1995 and some of them won critical acclaim and awards. There were total of 34 applicants from across Canada and the U.S. and the committee was impressed by the quality of the candidates. Mr. Cloran is planning to relocate to our community and settle here with family. We are happy to have a new enthusiastic individual and look forward to meeting him and seeing his stamp on Theatre & Company.
This winter Touchmark Theatre based in River Run
Centre in Guelph is staging only two productions, - the first will be
Bell, Book & Candle by John Van Drutten, a romantic comedy about
witches in 1950’s in Manhattan. The shows will run from February 16th to
24th in River Run Centre and the tickets are priced very modestly in the
$16.50 to $33.00 range. On February 18 at 2 pm (Sunday) the show is "pay
what you can" with open sitting. Knowing the quality of workmanship and
talents of the artistic director Dough Beattie I am eagerly awaiting his
Canstage in Toronto presents Half Life
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