Our annual celebration of the festive season, Christmas with the KSO, is taking place once again in Sagebrush Theatre. There are three opportunities to watch this annual family favourite: 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 17, 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 17, and 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 18. The concert features a sparkling programme filled with lively and joyous music that is sure to delight the whole family, performed by the Orchestra, harp soloist Naomi Cloutier, and the KSO Chorus, led by guest conductor Antonio Delgado.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Antonio Delgado’s conducting is described as full of vivacity and sparkle. He is a conductor of the world-renowned Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela (National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela). Delgado has conducted every major orchestra in Venezuela and been invited to conduct in Italy, Cuba, Guatemala, and Panama. Since 2010 he has been Musical Director and Conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, which he led to a first-place win at the prestigious Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Competition in Vienna, Austria in 2011.

Delgado will be leading the Orchestra through a performance of Benjamin Britten’s hugely popular Ceremony of Carols for choir and harp, selections from Tchaikovsky’s festive favourite The Nutcracker, and excerpts from Handel’s perennially popular Messiah.

For this concert, we are thrilled to partner once again with BCLC as the performance sponsor. New this year, the BCLC Community Ticket Program will provide 150 complimentary tickets to deserving not-for-profit societies or organizations. These organizations can submit an application for up to 20 tickets each for the 2:00 pm performance on Saturday, December 17 by filling out this form.

Tickets to Christmas with the KSO are $49.99, $44.99 for Seniors, $10 for Youth (under 19), $15 for KSOundcheck members (age 19-34), $25 for KSO Up Close seats (the first three rows in Sagebrush Theatre), and are available from Kamloops Live! Box Office by calling 250-374-5483 or going to kamloopslive.ca.