We invite you to take a stunning and transformative journey with music from Canadian composer & pianist Julie Thériault, combining her solo piano, strings, and electronics, seamlessly woven into one continuous multi-sensory experience. Hypnotic Journey will take place in Sagebrush Theatre at 7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday, January 12 & 13.

A classically trained pianist, Julie Thériault works in the fields of musical composition and interpretation, pictorial creation, and piano teaching. After graduating from the University of Montreal in 1996 she founded the Music School of Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, which she directed until 2001. At the same time, she decided to explore painting and quickly found a new means of expression to unleash her creativity. For her, painting and music are two complementary “vibrational worlds” that enrich each other. Her paintings are exhibited in a gallery in Moulins, France, and at the Angers Gallery in Le Vieux-Montreal. In 2010, she earned her master’s degree in composition – film music and multimedia from the University of Montreal. During her studies she received the Jean-Marie-Benoit prize (best film music) and the composition prize for orchestra, and has subsequently written the music for several documentaries and produced arrangements for various artists. Thériault can be heard on the piano in the soundtrack of the film The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film in 2014.

Julie Thériault will be joining the KSO on the Sagebrush Theatre stage to perform a collection of her original works, combined with the music of master minimalist composers Philip Glass, Max Richter, and Arvo Pärt. The concert will be approximately 75 minutes in length, presented with no intermission to form a continuous performance. Enhancing the experience of the evening, several of Thériault’s paintings & poems will be projected behind the orchestra, which will be bathed in an immersive lighting design.

Tickets start at $25 for KSO Up Close seats, the front three rows in Sagebrush Theatre. Tier Two tickets —the upper rows of Sagebrush Theatre — are $34.99 for Adults and $31.49 for Seniors. Tier One tickets —the lower seating area of Sagebrush Theatre —are $51.99 for Adults and $46.76 for Seniors. Youth (under 19) tickets are only $10, and KSOundcheck members (age 19-34) can get $15 tickets. All ticket sales are through Kamloops Live! Box Office.