The Kamloops Symphony’s 2018-2019 season kicks off with New Perspectives on Friday, September 28 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre, and Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 pm in The Nexus at First. Music director Dina Gilbert has described the season as “a celebration of the people and traditions that give Kamloops its special flavour,” and New Perspectives opens with a work of exceptional beauty composed by Kamloops native Stacey Brown.
Brown studied at the University of Victoria and Université de Montréal, and has lived in Montreal since 2002. Her works have been performed across Canada, and she teaches music theory, analysis, and composition at the Université du Québec à Montréal and École de musique Vincent-d’Indy. She is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a professional member of the Canadian League of Composers, and Treasurer of the National Board of Directors of the Canadian New Music Network.
Also on the program is Robert Schumann’s enigmatic cello concerto, and Jean Sibelius’ great second symphony, which the composer famously dubbed “a confession of the soul.”
Joining the KSO as guest artist is cellist Anna Burden. An avid performer, she has performed extensively throughout the United States, as a soloist with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, the Juilliard Orchestra, Washington Chamber Symphony, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, and the Oak Park Symphony Orchestra, among others. Ms. Burden is the winner of numerous competition prizes, including the Grand Prize in the Music Teachers National Association Competition, First Place in the Society of American Musicians Competition, and top prizes in the Washington International Competition, the Stulberg International Strings Competition, and the WAMSO Young Artists Competition.
Tickets for the Kamloops performance are $42, $39 Seniors, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 for KSOundcheck members, and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca.
Tickets for the Salmon Arm performance are $30, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 for KSOundcheck members, and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 1-866-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca, from Wearabouts Salmon Arm, or at the door.