Orchestra Kingston

Orchestra Kingston and Kingston Community Strings | Photo by John Wonsowicz

Orchestra Kingston is a community orchestra located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Since 2008, we have been performing concerts that feature a wide range of musical genres, with a special focus on Canadian composers.  We often perform in collaboration with other community ensembles and professional soloists.

We provide an opportunity for amateur musicians in the Kingston area to play orchestral repertoire under the baton of a professional music director, and to develop their skills as orchestral players in a relaxed but dedicated environment. We prepare a four concert season and meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Orchestra Kingston and Kingston Community Strings | Photo by John Wonsowicz


Our next concert is The Art of the Soloist on March 1, 2020 at The Spire. This concert will feature Cory Van Allen (horn), Inka Brockhausen (piano), & Jonathan Moellman (violin). Click here for more information.

With assistance from The Davies Charitable Foundation

Orchestra Kingston’s Art of the Soloist will showcase a number of musicians presenting a wide variety of musical stories about life, passion, and human drama. These include Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Saint-Saens’ “Morceau de Concert,” and Kabalevsky’s “Concerto for Violin.” The afternoon’s delights will also include a short talk by Dr. Colleen Renihan on Moussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain.” Bonus selections include Beethoven’s heroic “Egmont Overture” and the most famous music from Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, Hansel and Gretel.

The Art of the Soloist is fondly dedicated to Alan Grant (1940-2019), a founding member of Orchestra Kingston, which began as chamber music in his home.