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Girl with Flute “He practices every day and plays for fun. Music helps him to concentrate and focus in his daily activities.” – Parent of Bridge to Music participant Edwin “I like to be here. It helps me focus and it makes me smile. I appreciate being here because I don’t get bullied.” - Logan, Age 9, Youth Orchestra Winston Park
“Wonderful for the kids! My neighbour’s daughter was talking about it all day!” – Kinderconcert participant Tuba “Our Symphony is reaching out to the community, working with innovators, to do very fascinating things” - Joseph Fung, VP for HCM Products, NetSuite Girl with Violin "I loved this so much I'm not going to want to go to sleep tonight so that I can keep remembering how wonderful it was!" – Winston Park Health & Wellness Participant

Inspiring imaginations, engaging minds and uniting our community through music takes more than a conductor and musicians - it takes YOU!

The KWS brings the joy and inspiration of music to the lives of the very young, through the Kinder, Family and School Concerts, and to our more senior citizens, through our Health and Wellness Program performances and workshops in retirement homes and hospitals. Music lessons on orchestral instruments are accessible to the most economically disadvantaged children in our Region through the Bridge to Music program. The next generation of musicians is nurtured through our Youth Orchestra Program. Every year, over 90,000 people share the experience of one of our 222 live performances. 

Make a donation today to continue to build on KWS’ 70-year long tradition of pushing boundaries, exploring new ways to help build our community, and welcoming and cultivating world-class talent here in Kitchener-Waterloo. Every gift counts.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is a registered charity.  Charitable Registration Number: 12252 4713 RR 0001

Giving is easy. Here’s how:

        • By Phone - 519-745-4711 x275
        • In Person at a KWS Concert – visit Patron Services in the lobby
        • Give a gift of stock
        • Contact us at or 519-745-4711 x 275 to arrange monthly contributions or discuss planned giving.
        • Donate Online Now

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