Our next concert, part of the Kelson Group Pops series, is An Evening with Sarah Slean. This concert will be taking place in Sagebrush Theatre for two performances: Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, both at 7:30 pm. An Evening with Sarah Slean is a musical celebration of International Women’s Day, with Canadian songstress Sarah Slean joining the KSO on stage for a genre-bending evening of her original music, a handful of songs by the legendary Joni Mitchell, and other surprises.

Four-time Juno nominee and modern-day Renaissance woman Sarah Slean has released 11 albums since being signed to Atlantic/Warner Records at just the age of 19. Over her 25-year career she has also published two volumes of poetry, starred in short films and a movie musical (spawning two Gemini Award nominations), penned two string quartets and other classical chamber works, and held numerous exhibitions of her paintings. Classically trained from the age of 5, Slean routinely collaborates with cutting-edge contemporary classical ensembles and has been invited to sing world premieres by many of Canada’s leading living composers. She composes the orchestra arrangements for her own music as well as for her pop colleagues, and her recent collaborative recording with the Symphony of Nova Scotia was nominated for an East Coast Music Award and a Juno Award. Citing such diverse influences as Leonard Bernstein, philosophy, Joni Mitchell, Buddhism, and Bach, Slean’s music borrows aspects of cabaret, pop, and orchestral, all knit together by the startling poetry of her lyrics, unique arranging and piano-playing, and her enthralling voice.

"We are thrilled to be working with such a versatile and powerhouse of an artist. To be able to share her incredible talent with Kamloops and the community—while both showcasing her original songs and paying homage to those of Canadian Legend Joni Mitchell—is a real privilege." -Daniel Mills, Executive Director.

Tickets for An Evening with Sarah Slean are $49.99, $44.99 for Seniors, $10 for Youth (under 19), $15 for KSOundcheck members (age 19-34), and are available from Kamloops Live! Box Office by going to kamloopslive.ca or calling 250-374-5486.