Our Chamber Music Series is now Chamber Music at The Rex, and is moving to a new home in The Rex Hall at 417 Seymour Street. The first performance for the 2018-19 season is Our Canada: Forecasting the Canadian Wind, on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm, featuring the Ventos Wind Quintet.

This concert is part of a series of coast-to-coast performances established by Wind Quintet International, celebrating the diversity of our land, people, and culture.  Supported by the Canada Council’s New Chapter grant, this musical tour-de-force showcases five newly created works for wind quintet by five Canadian composers, premiered by five Canadian wind ensembles from Halifax to Vancouver.

Ventos Wind Quintet is bringing this concert to Kamloops, having already performed it in Vancouver on September 11.  Ventos (which means “Wind” in Portuguese) is based in the Vancouver area but endeavours to bring quality chamber music to all parts of British Columbia and beyond. Ventos was born out of each member’s individual passion to share their artistry and inspire others while making great music as a group. The quintet aspires to engage audiences young and old with exciting performances of the classic wind quintet repertoire, transcriptions for wind quintet and commissioning new works for their genre. Ventos is Jeff Pelletier, flute; Morgan Zentner, oboe; Mike Brown, clarinet; Holly Bryan, horn; Katelin Coleman, bassoon.

The five composers were selected for their excellence and diversity of musical approach, and were asked to create works that reflected a personal vision of Canada as it approached its 150th birthday.  The selected composers include Cameron Wilson, Carmen Braden, Cris Derksen, Daniel Janke, and Emily Doolittle.

Tickets are $25, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 KSOundcheck Members, and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 1-866-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca.

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