The language of love is universal, but nothing helps to ignite passions like the power of music. Join us for Amor! a Spanish-flavoured musical celebration of love on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre.

Presenting stirring music telling the exciting and sometimes tragic tales of passionate love affairs paired with sensuous dances, Amor! features selections from Georges Bizet’s masterpiece opera Carmen, the passionate Ritual Fire Dance from Manuel de Falla’s El Amor brujo, Spanish-Canadian composer José Evangelista’s brief but powerful Symphonie Minute, and the fiery Danzon by Arturo Márquez.

Joining the KSO is guest artist, guitarist Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne, performing Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.  Inspired by the famous gardens and palace of Aranjuez south of Madrid, former summer residence of Spanish royalty, this concerto captures the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains.

Since 2004, Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne has earned honours in many national and international competitions. In 2011 he won first prize in the Spanish international competition in Elche, first prize in the Spanish International Competition in Coria and Petrer, as well as the People’s Choice Award in 2013. In April 2014 he won the Brussels International Guitar Competition. Thierry has numerous concerts in his credit in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Normandy, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentine, Lichtenstein, Finland and Canada. He has completed his Master’s degree at Laval University in Quebec. Suffering from Tourette Syndrome, Thierry has found in music a way to diminish the frequency of the spasms.

Tickets are $45 Adults, $42 Seniors, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 KSOundcheck Members (19-34), and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or

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