Kingston Symphony Association ‘Warehouse Wednesdays’ Begin

Published on: 2017/01/25 - in News

The Kingston Symphony Association is seeking donations of vinyl records, book collections, boxes of packed away clothing, dishes, and more in support of the sales put on by their Volunteer Committee.

Warehouse Wednesdays have arrived – every Wednesday between now and February 22, supporters can donate their items to 785 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd., Unit 7A.

The donations collected will then be sold at the organization’s annual/semi-annual sales to benefit the Kingston Symphony.

The warehouse is open today from 10 am until noon and then from 5 pm to 7 pm.

For more details about their sales and to learn more about the symphony, visit their website’s Special Events page.

The Kingston Symphony is a professional orchestra made up of approximately 55 musicians, many of whom have chosen to live in Kingston because of the performance opportunities the orchestra provides. There is a core of 11 musicians under annual contracts, with the remaining players hired on a per service basis.

If you are interested in auditioning, please contact the Kingston Symphony Association office at 613-546-9729 or

The Kingston Symphony Association exists to produce and promote professional quality programs of instrumental and choral music for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of audiences in the Greater Kingston area. We are dedicated to the support, development and showcasing of Canadian artists and composers.

The Association is the umbrella organization for six performing ensembles including the Kingston Symphony, the Kingston Choral Society, the Kingston Youth Orchestra, the Kingston Youth Strings, the Kingston A-Strings, and the Kingston Community Strings. We are dedicated to musical development in our community and through our ensembles we are able to present orchestral and choral concerts, and involve young people in our community in professional-level musical performances and training.

The Kingston Symphony Association as it is known today was established by Dr. Graham George in 1953 and incorporated in 1956. Under the direction of Edouard Bartlett and Alexander Brott, the orchestra expanded to its present supplement of approximately 55 musicians. Brian Jackson was Music Director from 1982 to 1991. Glen Fast was Music Director from 1991 to 2014 and has now taken on the role of Conductor Emeritus. Evan Mitchell is currently Music Director.

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