We are delighted to be able to announce the final three performances of our 2021-22 Season; The Essence of Mahler on Saturday, March 12 in Kamloops and Sunday, March 13 in Salmon Arm, Luminous Voices on Saturday, April 16, and Beethoven & Tabla on Saturday, April 23.

The first concert, The Essence of Mahler, features a programme sure to charm audience members, with Ernest Chausson’s Chanson perpétuelle and a distilled version of Gustav Mahler’s heavenly Symphony No. 4. Joining the KSO on the Sagebrush Theatre stage is soprano Kimy Mc Laren, a Montreal native who has performed more than thirty operatic roles and appeared as a soloist with orchestra across Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

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Luminous Voices was originally intended to be presented in April of 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic caused the concert to be cancelled. After a two-year wait the KSO is pleased to be re-mounting this concert. Filled with soaring vocal lines that will lift the spirits of the audience, this performance will imbue all with peacefulness and serenity. Joining the KSO in the Oasis Church for this moving performance are the vocal soloists, soprano Magdalena How and baritone Philip Wing, as well as the KSO Chorus.

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Beethoven & Tabla shines a light on the traditional Indian percussion instrument, the Tabla. Pairing the fresh and engaging music of Sri Lankan-Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne with the immortal beauty of Beethoven, this promises to be an exciting, cross-cultural concert experience. Joining the KSO on the Sagebrush Theatre stage is percussionist Gabriel Dionne, who has been studying the richness of the music of North India since 1992.

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Talking about these final performances music director Dina Gilbert, “At the KSO, we like to create concert experiences that connect timeless masterpieces to exciting and intriguing new works. We’re excited to perform two amazing pieces for the first time in BC: Avant les Clartés de l’Aurore by French composer Camille Pépin and the Tabla Concerto by Sri Lankan-Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne.”

KSO executive director Daniel Mills added, “After a continuously complicated and unpredictable Season, it means a lot to us at the Symphony to finally be able to launch the remainder of this year's programming, and we hope the community is just as excited!”

Single tickets for each Kamloops concert are $40 for Adults, $15 for Youth (under 19), $15 for KSOundcheck members, and are available from Kamloops Live! Box Office. Audience members can also purchase a 3-pack of tickets to each concert for $99, also available from KLBO. Though audience of 100% capacity are now allowed in accordance with provincial health regulations, as a courtesy to all those in attendance automatic spacing will be added between parties upon the purchase of tickets. If capacity restrictions change before the concert date, the Kamloops Symphony will communicate any impact to all existing ticket holders.

Tickets for the performance of The Essence of Mahler in Salmon Arm are $30 for Adults, $15 for Youth (under 19), $15 for KSOundcheck members, and are available from Kamloops Live! Box Office.

In addition to these concerts, the KSO’s rescheduled iskwē & the KSO performance will be taking place in Sagebrush Theatre on Thursday, April 21. All previously purchased tickets will be honoured for this re-scheduled performance, and tickets are still available for this edgy, emotional, and soulful experience.