The KWS will perform Quantum program in Ottawa

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is proud to confirm that the orchestra will be taking part in the Ontario Scene Festival in Ottawa this spring to perform the critically acclaimed Quantum: Music at the Frontier of Science. Led by KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater, this exploration of the connection between music and science will be performed in Ottawa on May 3, 2015. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) Director Raymond Laflamme will host with Ann Baggley narrating.

Originally developed as part of the KWS 2011/12 Intersections Series, this exciting collaboration was developed with the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing. It has since been encored a number of times, even catching the attention of the Indianapolis Symphony, who performed the program in April 2014.

The performance includes a musical program that spans well-known pieces by Mozart and Webern to radical, rarely performed pieces by Xenakis, Brant, Ives and Cage. In tandem, the scientific storyline accompanied by narration and voice carries us from the "falling apples" of Newtonian physics to the amazing and counterintuitive phenomena of the quantum realm.

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony performing in the Quantum-Nano Centre in 2012

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony performs Quantum: Music at the Frontier of Science in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre as part of the grand opening celebration in September 2012.

Media contact:

Tobi Day-Hamilton
Institute for Quantum Computing
University of Waterloo
519.888.4567 x84422

Kari Heuber
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
519.745.4711 x267

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