2022/23 Season Brochure

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2020/21 Season

Dina Gilbert | Music Director


Welcome to our

2022–2023 season!

Yes, we are back and couldn’t be happier to share a full season of exciting programming with you! Attending a live concert is always an opportunity to take a break from our ever-busy lives and experience a moment of relaxation, bliss or...astonishment. Get ready to be uplifted, moved, and inspired by our 2022/23 Season. From performing works of Mozart to Philip Glass, to sharing the stage with outstanding guest artists, every concert of our 46th season will highlight the outstanding quality of our orchestra’s musicians. We open our season with the New World Festival. Over this multi-day event, you will not only get to hear some of Dvořák’s greatest works, but you will experience your orchestra with a Hip-Hop twist, thanks to Cree artist K.A.S.P. Always eager to present works by talented Canadian composers, we will perform works by Samy Moussa, Kelly-Marie Murphy, and Violet Archer. The KSO Chorus will also join us for two remarkable works: Brahms’ German Requiem as well as Beethoven's beloved Symphony No. 9. In our pops series, Jim Witter makes his return to Kamloops to pay tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel and Juno nominee Sarah Slean joins us for International Women’s Day with a selection of her own songs and Joni Mitchell favourites. Finally, “Thorgy and the Thorchestra”, a one-of-a-kind concert, will feature the fierce and fabulous drag queen Thorgy Thor! The musicians of the orchestra and I are eager to share these concerts with you, where high artistry will bring electricity to the stage! And we can’t wait for you to join us. DINA GILBERT Music Director

The Kamloops Symphony is honoured to perform within Secwépemc'ulucw, the unceded traditional lands of the Secwépemc peoples.


Season at a Glance NEW WORLD FESTIVAL

Dvořák & Jam Friday

| September 30, 2022

Sagebrush Theatre

New World / New Beats Saturday

| October 1, 2022

Sagebrush Theatre

Dvořák Delights Sunday

| October 2, 2022

The Nexus at First

The Piano Men: The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John Friday Saturday

| October 28, 2022 | October 29, 2022

Sagebrush Theatre

Evocative Elegance Saturday

| November 12, 2022

Sagebrush Theatre

Christmas with the KSO Saturday Sunday

| December 17, 2022 | December 18, 2022

Sagebrush Theatre

Mozart’s Dark Side Saturday Sunday

| February 4, 2023 | February 5, 2023

Sagebrush Theatre The Nexus at First

An Evening with Sarah Slean Friday Saturday

| March 10, 2023 | March 11, 2023

Sagebrush Theatre

Thorgy & The Thorchestra Thursday Friday

| March 30, 2023 | March 31, 2023

Sagebrush Theatre

Brahms’ Requiem Saturday Sunday

| April 1, 2023 | April 2, 2023

Sagebrush Theatre The Nexus at First

Ode to Joy Friday Saturday

| May 12, 2023 | May 13, 2023

Sagebrush Theatre


New World F E S T I VA L

The Kamloops Symphony kicks off their season with an exciting multi-event festival showcasing the works of Antonin Dvořák—with some modern twists. Cellist Stéphane Tétreault and Cree hip-hop artist K.A.S.P. help elevate the festival, and a one of a kind Jam Session invites amateur musicians to join forces with the orchestra. The Kamloops Symphony examines the concepts of “new” and “old”, and related cultural implications in this multi-day festival.

Dvořák & Jam

Friday, September 30, 2022 • 7:30pm A NORAN MASTERWORKS PERFORMANCE Sagebrush Theatre

Dina Gilbert, conductor Stéphane Tétreault, cello P R O GR A M M E Dvořák Cello Concerto Dvořák Slavonic Dances

REDUCED TICKET PRICE

Dvořák’s stunning Cello Concerto—often described as the “king” of the cello concertos—continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Following the concerto will be a community-first: a classical “jam session.” Amateurs from Kamloops join forces with our musicians to rehearse and perform a one-of-a-kind (Slavonic) dance party.

New World / New Beats

Saturday, October 1, 2022 • 7:30pm A NORAN MASTERWORKS PERFORMANCE Sagebrush Theatre

Dina Gilbert, conductor K.A.S.P., Cree hip-hop artist P R O GR A M M E K.A.S.P. Symphonic Arrangements of his Original Songs Dvořák Symphony No. 9 “New World”

The Symphony explores iterations of the “old” and “new” as we combine the motivational hip hop of local Cree artist K.A.S.P. with the traditional sounds of the Orchestra. Then, we conclude with Dvořák’s New World Symphony, with its discussion-inducing combination of sounds from Europe and North America.


Dvořák Delights

Sunday, October 2, 2022 • 2:30pm A SALMON ARM SERIES PERFORMANCE The Nexus at First, Salmon Arm

Dina Gilbert, conductor Stéphane Tétreault, cello P R O GR A M M E Dvořák Cello Concerto Dvořák Symphony No. 9 “New World”

Enjoy the captivating blend of sounds from Europe and North America with Dvořák’s New World Symphony, paired with his stunning Cello Concerto as the Kamloops Symphony caps off the Festival in Salmon Arm.

Stay tuned for other exciting events and pop-up performances as part of the New World Festival!

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OCTOBER

28 29 &

A Kelson Group Pops Performance

Friday October 28, 2022 • 7:30pm Saturday October 29, 2022 • 7:30pm Sagebrush Theatre

The Piano Men: The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John

Jim Witter and his band make their return to Kamloops to pay homage to two of the greatest Rock ’n Roll pianists of our time: Elton John & Billy Joel. From Candle in the Wind to Just the Way You Are, this concert will take you on a trip through the 70s, hit by hit. Dina Gilbert • conductor Jim Witter • vocalist


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NOVEMBER

A Noran Masterworks Performance

Saturday November 12, 2022 • 7:30pm Sagebrush Theatre

Evocative Elegance Juno-winning concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal returns to Kamloops for an evening of elegance. Three different evocative concertos, including Canadian Samy Moussa’s sensational Violin Concerto “Adrano”, are paired with Debussy’s stunning Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. Dina Gilbert • conductor Andrew Wan • violin PROGRAMME

Lili Boulanger Claude Debussy Ina Boyle Philip Glass Samy Moussa

D’un Matin de printemps Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Violin Concerto Concerto grosso Violin Concerto “Adrano”


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DECEMBER

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A Noran Masterworks Performance

Saturday December 17, 2022 • 2:00pm Saturday December 17, 2022 • 7:30pm A Kelson Group Pops Performance

Sunday December 18, 2022 • 2:00pm Sagebrush Theatre

ANNUAL FAMILY FAVOURITE

Christmas with the KSO

Join us for our annual celebration of the Festive Season, with a lively programme to delight the whole family. Get into the holiday spirit with this concert featuring the KSO Chorus, harp soloist Naomi Cloutier, and a selection of familiar festive hits. Tony Delgado • guest conductor Naomi Cloutier • harp KSO Chorus • Tomas Bijok, chorusmaster PROGRAMME

Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Excerpts from The Nutcracker George Frideric Handel Excerpts from The Messiah


FEBRUARY

45 &

A Noran Masterworks Performance

Saturday February 4, 2023 • 7:30pm Sagebrush Theatre A Salmon Arm Series Performance

Sunday February 5, 2023 • 2:30pm The Nexus at First, Salmon Arm

Mozart’s Dark Side

Internationally renowned Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin joins us for Mozart’s melancholic Piano Concerto in D minor. Sibelius’ stirring incidental music will set the scene for the tragic love triangle of Pelléas and Mélisande. Dina Gilbert • conductor Charles Richard-Hamelin • piano PROGRAMME

Kelly-Marie Murphy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Jean Sibelius

In the Time of Our Disbelieving Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor Pelléas and Mélisande


MARCH

10 11 &

A Kelson Group Pops Performance

Friday March 10, 2023 • 7:30pm Saturday March 11, 2023 • 7:30pm Sagebrush Theatre

An Evening with Sarah Slean A musical celebration of International Women’s Day. Canadian songstress Sarah Slean joins the KSO for a genre-bending evening of her original music, songs by the legendary Joni Mitchell, and other surprises. Dina Gilbert • conductor Sarah Slean • vocalist and pianist


MARCH

30 31 &

A Kelson Group Pops Performance

Thursday March 30, 2023 • 8:00pm Friday March 31, 2023 • 8:00pm Sagebrush Theatre

Thorgy & The Thorchestra

for the Come through for a one-of kind, fierce and fabulous theatrical orchestra experience featuring legendary RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star, Thorgy Thor. Featuring a variety of hits, some traditional, and some not so much. She’ll sing. She’ll play. She’ll slay. Trust us, you won’t want to Sashay Away from this. Dina Gilbert • conductor Thorgy Thor • multi-instrumentalist & drag performer Please note: Start time is 8:00pm


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APRIL

&

A Noran Masterworks Performance

Saturday April 1, 2023 • 7:30pm Sagebrush Theatre A Salmon Arm Series Performance

Sunday April 2, 2023 • 2:30pm The Nexus at First, Salmon Arm

Brahms’ Requiem

One of the most iconic choral pieces of the classical repertoire, this distilled version of Brahms’ German Requiem will feature a chamber ensemble of Kamloops Symphony musicians, fabulous soloists, and our own KSO Chorus. Dina Gilbert • conductor KSO Chorus • Tomas Bijok, chorusmaster PROGRAMME

Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem (arr. Joachim Linckelmann)


12 13 &

MAY

A Noran Masterworks Performance

Friday May 12, 2023 • 7:30pm Saturday May 13, 2023 • 7:30pm Sagebrush Theatre

Ode to Joy

Monumental. Epic. Profound. There is no shortage of words to describe the exquisite tour de force that is Beethoven’s beloved final symphony. Dina Gilbert • conductor Suzanne Taffot • soprano Stephanie Tritchew • mezzo soprano Dillon Parmer • tenor Alan Corbishley • baritone KSO Chorus PROGRAMME

Violet Archer Ludwig van Beethoven

Poem for Orchestra Symphony No. 9


New to the Symphony? We get it. To outsiders, classical music can seem like an ancient ritual, or something only enjoyed by members of special club. But we don’t want it to be. Below are the two most asked questions people have before attending their first classical music. What should I wear? First and foremost, you should be comfortable. We don’t have a dress code, so wear what feels right to you. If you want a good excuse to dress to the nines, go for it. Or if you would prefer to keep it casual, you won’t be the only one dressed down. We’re happy to have you join us and hope that you have a wonderful concert experience; your concert attire doesn’t matter. When should I clap? Audiences used to be rowdier at classical concerts, and then around the 20th Century the “new normal” became to wait until a piece was finished before applauding. The problem is not everyone knows about this unwritten rule. Generally, if a piece has multiple movements (think different chapters in a book) most people now wait until they are completed before applauding. That said, if you feel moved to applaud before one of these "allowed" times, feel free to do so. Our musicians won’t care. In fact, they are probably going to be quite pleased to hear that you are enjoying the performance. We can’t wait to welcome you soon. For more most commonly asked questions, go to kamloopssymphony.com/symphony101.htm


KSOundcheck Score symphony tickets for $15 when you sign up for KSOundcheck, our exclusive program for young adults under 35. You’ll be able to purchase best-available seating for all KSO concerts. Just sign up for free membership in the program. Members can also purchase a second discounted ticket for a guest. Your guest can be any age–only the KSOundcheck ticket buyer must be 19-34 years old. Register at kamloopssymphony.com/ soundcheck.htm

KSO Up Close Seats New to the 2022–23 Season, seats in the first three rows of all Masterworks Concerts will be available for $25 each. Snatch them up while you can! Available starting September 1, 2022.


Patron Information • In consideration of our performers and patrons, latecomers will not be admitted until there is a suitable break in the performance. If you need to exit during the performance, please do so quietly. You will be reseated at an appropriate time in the concert. • Video recording is prohibited. Personal photos are allowed, but we ask that you do so only during applause, and to be mindful of those around you when taking photos. • Please turn off all personal electronic devices that may make sound during the concert. • All of our venues are scent-free. Do not wear perfume, cologne, or other scented products. Some audience members and musicians are sensitive or allergic to scented products. • Talking, coughing, or other noise disturbs both the performers and the other audience members. If necessary, please leave the performance area as quietly as possible.

Phone

250.372.5000

Email

info@kamloopssymphony.com

Office

6–510 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC

Mailing Address PO Box 57, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K3

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Masterworks

September 30 Dvořák & Jam

4

4

October 1 New World / New Beats

4

4

October 28 The Piano Men

Pops

Prestige

Ticket Packages

4

October 29 The Piano Men

4

November 12 Evocative Elegance *+

December 17 Christmas with the KSO

4

4

4

4

December 18 Christmas with the KSO* February 4 Mozart’s Dark Side

4 4

4

March 10 An Evening with Sarah Slean

4

March 11 An Evening with Sarah Slean

4

March 30 Thorgy & The Thorchestra

4

March 31 Thorgy & The Thorchestra

4

April 1 Brahms’ Requiem

4

4

May 13 Ode To Joy*

4

4

Salmon Arm Series

October 2 Dvořák Delights February 5 Mozart’s Dark Side April 2 Brahms’ Requiem * Additional performance available.

+ Prestige/Masterworks package includes the 7:30pm performance.

Subscriber Benefits • First choice of available seats • Ticket exchange privileges (fees apply) • 10% discount on extra tickets all season • Renew by August 31 to save up to 20% and retain your previous seats • Seating changes start August 31

Purchase Tickets • 250.374.5483 • TOLL FREE 1.866.374.5483 • 1025 Lorne Street • kamloopslive.ca

Performance Venues Sagebrush Theatre

The Nexus at First

1300 9th Avenue Kamloops

450 Okanagan Ave. E Salmon Arm


Ticket Packages

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

August 31

PRESTIGE PACKAGE 10 concerts. Includes all performances.

Prestige Early Bird Price

Prestige After Early Bird

Adult

$364.73

$412.72

Senior (65+)

$328.26

$412.72

Youth (under 19)

$100.00

$100.00

NORAN MASTERWORKS

7 concerts. Includes all Masterworks performances. Single Ticket

Early Bird Package

Regular Price Package

Adult

$49.99

$263.94

$290.35

Senior (65+)

$44.99

$237.54

$261.31

Youth (under 19)

$10.00

$60.00

$70.00

KELSON GROUP POPS 4 concerts. Includes all Pops concerts. Single Ticket

Early Bird Package

Regular Price Package

Adult

$49.99

$159.96

$175.96

Senior (65+)

$44.99

$143.96

$158.36

Youth (under 19)

$10.00

$40.00

$40.00

SALMON ARM SERIES

3 concerts. Includes Dvořák Delights, Mozart’s Dark Side, and Brahms’ Requiem. Single Ticket

Early Bird Package

Regular Price Package

Adult

$35.00

$84.00

$94.50

Youth (under 19)

$10.00

$30.00

$30.00

NEW WORLD FESTIVAL PASS

2 concerts. Includes Dvořák & Jam and New World / New Beats. Dvořák & Jam

New World/ New Beats

Festival Pass

Single Ticket

Single Ticket

Adult

$30.00

$49.99

$63.99

Senior (65+)

$30.00

$44.99

$63.99

Youth (under 19)

$10.00

$10.00

$20.00


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

August 31

FLEX PASS

6 tickets to use however you want to any Masterworks, Pops, and New World Festival concerts.

One Price

Flex Pass Early Bird

Flex Pass Regular Price

$255.00

$270.00

KSOUNDCHECK PROGRAM

Free membership for 19–34 year olds provides access to special ticket prices. Register at kamloopssymphony.com/soundcheck.

Adult (19–34)

KSOundcheck Member

Guest Ticket (one additional ticket per performance)

$15

$15

Up Close Seats New to the 2022–23 Season, seats in the first three rows of all Masterworks Concerts will be available for $25 each. Snatch them up while you can! Available starting September 1, 2022.


KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY

BARB’S USED BOOK & MUSIC SALE

Most items only

Used Book & Music Sale

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$

Spring & Fall The biggest and best sale of gently used books and music, thanks to your generous donations and our fantastic volunteers! All proceeds go directly to supporting the Symphony and the programs you have come to love. Stay tuned for specific dates and locations. Go to kamloopssymphony.com/barbs-bookmusic-sale.htm for more information.


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