The Kamloops Symphony is going to the movies! Their next concert features a program filled with symphonic film music favourites. There are two performances of this highly entertaining concert; Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 in Sagebrush Theatre.
The power of music to enhance the emotions in a scene goes back well before film into the early days of theatre. With a rich history going back to silent films, music has been used to help create the atmosphere in film and television since the very beginning. The score can help us feel the tension in a suspenseful scene, swell our emotions in a beautiful romantic moment, and fill us with hope and wonder as the hero saves the day.
KSO At The Movies features a wide range of stirring film scores, going back to the first music ever to be featured in a short film with Saint-Saëns’ Assassinat du Duc de Guise, Silent Film era music composed by Charlie Chaplin, as well as more recent favourites like Nino Rota’s The Godfather, John Williams’ Theme From ET and Schindler’s List, and Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings score. Television music will also be featured, with epic music from Game of Thrones by Ramin Djawadi.
The soloist for this concert is KSO’s concertmaster, Cvetozar Vutev. Cvetozar moved to Kamloops in 2005 and has been playing and teaching violin in the Kamloops area since. In addition to being an actively performing musician, he conducts both the Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra and the Vivace Chorale. Originally from Bulgaria, he has received a Master’s degree in violin performance and a Doctorate in Musicology from Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has played in numerous solo, chamber, symphony and opera performances in 12 European countries, Rep. of Korea, Japan and Canada. In 2017 Cvetozar received the Artist of the Year, Performing Arts award in the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts.
Tickets are $42, $39 Seniors, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 KSOundcheck Members (age 19-34), and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca.