It is with great compassion and caring that we announce that our Music Director Dina Gilbert has been recently diagnosed with cancer. Although Dina is in good spirits and is being well looked after, she will be reducing her conducting duties over the next few months to focus on her own wellbeing and to receive the necessary treatments for a healthy recovery.

We are all very supportive of her and are glad she is receiving the care she needs at this time. However, this unfortunately means that she will be unable to conduct the remaining concerts of our 2021-22 Season.

With Dina’s support and input, we are happy to say that we have secured guest conductors for all remaining performances this Season:

“I, of course, deeply regret having to miss our upcoming productions, which I was greatly anticipating.” Dina says. “Please know that I am optimistic for the future: we will meet again soon! I can’t wait to be back in Kamloops to share more vibrant musical moments with our audiences and musicians!”

We look forward to continuing our work with Dina as Music Director and planning even more engaging programming for the community here in the Interior. We know when the time is right, Dina’s return to Kamloops will be as energetic and uplifting as ever.

With compassion,
The Kamloops Symphony Team