The second concert in our Chamber Music at The Rex series is Compelling Reeds, featuring the Cascadia Reed Quintet, on Saturday, November 24 at 7:30 pm in The Rex Hall.

The Cascadia Reed Quintet is a unique ensemble inspired by the pioneering Dutch reed quintet, Calefax. This new genre of chamber music is comprised of instruments that use reeds to create sound including the oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon. The blend of timbres lends itself to a variety of musical styles and genres which are featured in arrangements of popular classics as well as original compositions for the ensemble. The Cascadia Reed Quintet is made up of top woodwind players from the Vancouver, BC area with a collected background in orchestral music, contemporary chamber music, world music, and jazz. The members of the quintet are Marea Chernoff, oboe (KSO principal oboe); Christopher Lee, clarinet; A.K. Coope, bass clarinet; Colin McDonald, saxophones; Oliva Martin, bassoon (KSO principal bassoon).

Cascadia Reed Quintet will be performing a mixture of original music and special arrangements for their unique blend of instruments, featuring works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Georges Bizet, Graham Fitkin, Colin MacDonald, and Tom Johnson.

Tickets are $25, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 KSOundcheck Members, and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or

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