We will be launching two free digital chamber music performances for the community to bring us into the summer months. These performances will be presented completely free of charge for all viewers through the symphony’s YouTube channel. Originally conceived to be live concerts with small audiences as part of the KSO Wellness Lab, these performances have been altered to a digital format to bring them to as many people as possible.

musicians of the kso wellness lab wind quintet: heather beaty, flute; marea chernoff, oboe; sally ar

The first performance will be live streamed from Sagebrush Theatre on Saturday, June 5 at 7:30 pm. Spring Winds features a woodwind quintet made up of our principal woodwind players – Heather Beaty, flute; Marea Chernoff, oboe; Sally Arai, clarinet; Olivia Martin, bassoon; Sam McNally, horn – performing a concert of sparkling French and French-Canadian works for Woodwind Quintet. Pianist Naomi Cloutier will join the quintet to perform the romantic Sextet for Piano and Winds by French composer Louise Farrenc to conclude the performance.

musicians of the kso wellness lab salmon arm string quartet: elyse jacobson, violin; boris ulanowicz

The second performance will be available to view on Sunday, June 13 starting at 2:30 pm and features a string quartet consisting of Assistant Concertmaster Elyse Jacobson and Principal Second Violin Boris Ulanowicz on violins, Principal Viola Ashley Kroecher, and Principal Cello Martin Kratky. As a tribute to our supporters on the Shuswap, we are heading to the Salmon Arm Arts Centre to record several engaging and less-often heard works for string quartet, including a piece by Kamloops-born composer Kevin Mulligan.

Both performances will be available to re-watch until 11:59 pm on June 30.

Daniel Mills, KSO Executive Director, says “After wrapping up the Symphony’s nine-concert digital season, we are thrilled to continue programming with these two free chamber concerts for the community. Although we would have loved to perform them for live audiences, we hope viewers across the region will appreciate them in their easy to access digital form.”

Learn more about the KSO Wellness Lab