After producing a full season of predominantly digital content, we are excited to reunite with in-person audiences in Sagebrush Theatre for the first time since March of 2020. Though the numbers will be limited, we are thrilled to announce the first two concerts of our 2021-22 Season: Out of the Silence taking place on September 25 and 26, and Windscapes taking place on October 23 and 24. Both concerts will have a mix of in-person and live-streaming viewing options.

Out of the Silence includes a variety of captivating and compelling works and features frequent audience favourite pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko from Salmon Arm joined by KSO Principal Trumpet Mark D’Angelo performing the moody and mischievous Concerto for Piano and Trumpet by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Windscapes will shine the spotlight on the KSO’s wonderous wind players as they perform a delightful collection of dazzling music in a boldly unique symphonic concert almost completely devoid of the string players that are often regarded as the “meat and potatoes” of the orchestra.

“These two programmes will highlight the outstanding quality of our orchestra through works by an array of composers in which creativity and humanity cross time and borders," says Music Director Dina Gilbert. "Listening to live music gives everyone an opportunity to reflect on their individual journey, and to pause from their ever-busy life to experience a moment of relaxation, bliss, or astonishment. The musicians of the orchestra and I are eager to share with our audience these moving and captivating works where high artistry will bring electricity to the stage!”

Looking ahead to the coming concert season, Executive Director Daniel Mills had this to say: “Although we were really hoping to have larger in-person audiences to join us for the start of our Season, it is more important for us to be producing art for the community, in any way that we can. So, we are pushing forward despite ongoing challenges, as we have been accustomed to over the last 18 months, readjusting our upcoming Season as needed.” Regarding the plans to bring Out of the Silence to Salmon Arm, Daniel added, “We were originally hoping to be able to bring this program to Salmon Arm, as we know how much Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is admired by the local community. Unfortunately, in consideration of the logistics around limiting our audiences to 50 people, it was not deemed feasible at this time. However, we very much look forward to bringing the orchestra to Salmon Arm at later time in the Season.”

Out of the Silence will be performed three times: Saturday, September 25 at 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, September 26 at 1:00 pm, all in Sagebrush Theatre. Limited seating for each performance is available, with each live audience having a maximum of 50 people. The concert will also be live-streamed at 7:30 pm on September 25, and the recording of the live-stream will be available to view until October 24. All in-person ticket buyers will also receive a link to re-watch the concert online. Tickets are $40 for in-person viewing, $15 for online viewing access, and will be on sale from Kamloops Live! Box Office starting Thursday, September 9 at 10:00 am.

Windscapes is presently scheduled for two performances: Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 pm, in Sagebrush Theatre. If the current audience limit of 50 people remains in place an additional performance may be scheduled. The concert will also be live-streamed at 7:30 pm on October 23, and the recording will be available to view until November 21.
Tickets will go on sale later in the fall from Kamloops Live! Box Office.

The Province of British Columbia requires that all persons aged 12 and older attending either of these performances present proof of vaccination and valid government-issued photo ID prior to entry to the venue. Additionally, all persons aged 12 and older will be required to wear a mask at all times.