Annual Report, 2022-2023

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Annual Report

The Kamloops Symphony engages, enriches, educates, and inspires through the power of music.

Following our first season back to having in-person audiences we were thrilled to see an even larger number of people return to Sagebrush Theatre and The Nexus at First for another full season of programming. So much so that we broke a 10-yearold record for attendance in the 2022–2023 Season. Speaking of breaking records, we also set a sales record at Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale and had a record number of students at the Music School. Throughout the year we welcomed two new core musicians (Maggie Hasspacher, Principal Bass and Caroline Bucher, Principal Timpani) to the Orchestra and two new voice teachers (Rachel Casponi and Heidi Mundel) to the Kamloops Symphony Music School. New this season, we introduced the KSO Up Close Seats to our Masterworks Series concerts, making the front three rows of Sagebrush Theatre available at a lower cost, providing a more financially accessible option to attend our concerts. This year also saw our first collaboration with BCLC’s Community Ticketing program, giving out 150 FREE tickets to one of the performances of Christmas with the KSO for local community groups to attend. In the community we teamed up with the Margit Sky Project for the inaugural Music for the People: A Cultural Experience performance, collaborated with the Kamloops Art Gallery as part of their Glacial Resonance exhibit, and partnered with the Kamloops Film Society to present multiple showings of the film TÁR. We held three Pro Am Jams where 64 local musicians availed themselves of the opportunity to rehearse and perform with members of the Orchestra. We had a “notably” positive year in 2022–2023. From all of us at the Kamloops Symphony, thank you for your support.

The Kamloops Symphony wishes to acknowledge that we operate on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory within the traditional lands of the Secwépemc Nation.

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Additional Programming & Community Collaborations

Message from the President


Message from the Music Director




New World Festival


Main Series Concerts


Kamloops Symphony Music School





Financial Position




Move to Kelson Hall

Key Statistics for 2022–2023


Administration & Board


Government & Foundation Support



Kamloops Symphony Music School Faculty

Salmon Arm Series

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Message from the President It is with great pleasure that I report to you about the exciting year that the Kamloops Symphony Society enjoyed during our 2022–23 fiscal year. This year marks my second year as Board President of the Society. It remains an honour and a privilege to serve this truly special organization which is such an integral part of the cultural fabric of the greater Kamloops community. As the KSS continues to evolve and expand in its artistic journey with the people of Kamloops, this past year was indeed a very successful year for our organization as we strive to fulfill our mission which is to enrich our lives, engage our audiences, and educate our community members and students through the power of music.

experienced declines in attendance. We also saw the size of our organization’s budget grow to its highest level in our forty-six year history. Another important milestone was our relocation to our brand-new home at Kelson Hall. Thanks to the generosity and philanthropic leadership of Ron and Rae Fawcett, Kelson Hall represents a new jewel in Kamloops as an important hub for artistic and educational exploration for both the KSO and the KSO Music School as well as the educational programming of our cotenant, the Western Canada Theatre. We sincerely hope that this new joint facility will expand our community outreach and become a catalyst for future investments in Kamloops’ cultural infrastructure.

Last year I spoke to you about the pride we felt as we continued to emerge from the multiple and unique challenges brought on by a pandemic and by natural disasters which tested the resolve of many arts and educational institutions. This year the single word that comes to my mind is progress—progress in terms of continued artistic evolution, community engagement, financial performance, board development and the commitment to make our organization more relevant, more sustainable, and more innovative. Of course, none of the progress would have been possible if it were not for the many stakeholders who support the mission of the KSS: our audiences, our donors and sponsors, and most importantly our extremely talented and dedicated team of musicians, teachers, community partners and staff and volunteers. Without their unwavering support, such progress would not have been possible.

There are many supporters to whom I wish to express my sincere appreciation. First and foremost, to our performance attendees—our long-time patrons and our brand-new ones—thank you for the faith you have placed in us to bring you exceptional and inspiring musical experiences. To our many community supporters—in particular, Ron and Rae Fawcett, Rae Nixon, and our steadfast partner at the City of Kamloops—Barbara Berger—your time and treasure have been instrumental in achieving this year’s progress.

The past year was a year that witnessed many “firsts.” During our past season, we saw many loyal music lovers return to our symphonic performances. We also saw new faces amongst our audiences. In fact, we surpassed attendance levels that had not been achieved over the past ten years. This is particularly noteworthy as many similar arts organizations in Canada Kamloops Symphony Society | 2

Within our organization itself, there are many passionate and hard-working contributors to our progress. I am extremely grateful to our leaders—our Music Director, Dina Gilbert, and our Executive Director, Daniel Mills—for their commitment to excellence and for ensuring our institution continues to “raise the bar.” I want to express my profound gratitude to Daniel for his outstanding contributions and the many initiatives he put in place that led to much of our progress. I want to congratulate him for reaching a mutually beneficial three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with our musicians’ union, Local 145 of the VMA. As most of you know, Daniel moved on to an exciting

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new opportunity this past spring. We do miss him and his cordial demeanour but wish him continued success in his career. To sustain our momentum, the Board launched a nationwide search for a new Executive Director that was underway during the last two months of this past fiscal year and concluded successfully with the hiring of Christopher Young as our new Executive Director. The Board also entered negotiations with our Music Director and Principal Conductor, Dina, to extend her tenure with the KSS and those negotiations were in full swing during the last several months of the fiscal year and were also successfully concluded early in our new fiscal year. The Board also began work on a new strategic plan for our organization which should be finalized in the coming months. With respect to our Board, I offer my gratitude for your support during the busy year. I also want to acknowledge the many years of tireless engagement and invaluable insights of our Board Secretary, Helen Newmarch who retired from our Board effective at our last Annual General Meeting. Helen will be missed but she continues to support us in many ways and almost never misses a performance! We were also fortunate to recruit to our Board several outstanding and passionate community members to help us guide the KSS for the future. During the year we welcomed the following new senior volunteers to our Board including Lisa Fuller; Christy Gauley; Kait Methot; Daleen Millard; and Sydney Takahashi. Finally, I want to offer my genuine gratitude to our extremely dedicated staff, talented musicians and music instructors and many community volunteers. During the last few months of this past year, I had the unique privilege of working with many of these fine people while I was Acting Executive Director. I simply cannot adequately convey my sincere admiration, respect, and confidence to the small, but highly effective team of Ryan, Sam, and Sue. It was a pleasure to work with you and learn from you. My heartfelt thanks to you for keeping our beloved organization

functioning so well during a period of major transition. Lastly, once again we ended the year on solid financial footing. As you will note, our audited financial statements reflect a modest surplus. At a time when many of our colleagues at other music organizations are experiencing financial and personal hardship, we managed to produce a full repertoire of magical and challenging music, provide a record number of hours of music lessons (10,296), make selective investments in marketing, strategic planning, board governance, and senior talent recruitment and retention initiatives all while prudently managing our budget and absorbing some planned and unanticipated expenses. A job well done! Thank you to our internal team and Board for providing the financial oversight and sound fiscal and management controls. In closing, I want to give a special thank you to our government funders— particularly the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Kamloops—in addition to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Your continued support is invaluable. I began by talking about our progress. While we are off to a healthy start, there is much still to be done. We cannot afford to rest on our laurels or stop embracing change. The board and the entire team are focused on finalizing our long-term vision and building an even more vibrant and leading-edgorchestra and music school for Kamloops that is deeply rooted in our community, serves all members of our community and is sustainable for the long-term. Thank you for joining us on our journey.

John McDonald, ICD.D President, Board of Directors Kamloops Symphony Society

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Message from the Music Director The 2022–2023 season has been one which I will remember vividly from the exciting, moving, and uplifting concert performances we presented. Whether on stage or in the audience, we have all come to understand the vital contribution of experiencing live music together. Unity, connection, and engagement are three words that best illustrate what we experienced. Music as a positive social catalyzer We started the season with the long-awaited return of a multi-day gathering: The New World Festival which presented works by Dvořák with some modern twists, along several outreach activities around the city which were crafted to bring every generation to enjoy a broad variety of music. From Mariachi Pop-Ups performances featuring Mariachi Los Dorados and our KSO musicians in various places (at TRU, on the 200-block of Victoria Street, at Casa Azul, or at Aberdeen Mall), to some Alphorn demonstrations with Principal horn Sam McNally in the courtyard at St. Andrew’s on the Square and Riverside Park, to kid’s concerts (0–5 years) crafted by our Principal bass Maggie Hasspacher presented at both the North Shore and Downtown libraries, Kamloopsians got occasions to connect in new ways with our musicians. Certainly, one of the highlights of this festival was witnessing a unique blend of audiences having a blast at discovering something new, be it classical or hip-hop, as we created a meaningful and uplifting symphonic fusion. We commissioned new symphonic arrangements of songs by Cree and Kamloops-based hip hop artist K.A.S.P and also shared the stage with his collaborators Brandon Peters, K-9, J. Thorn, and DJ MV and Tim Edwards. We were all excited and proud to be presenting one of the first Indigenous hip-hop symphonic collaborations in Canada which was celebrating the richness of cultures that can lives on the lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, within Secwépemc’ulucw, the unceded traditional lands of the Secwépemc peoples. For those who are curious, a documentary by Reno Anastasio following the process of our unique “New World/New Beats” collaboration has just been released. Belonging to the Kamloops Symphony By its core mission to engage and enrich the citizens of Kamloops, the KSO was thrilled to grow its “Pro-Am Jam” opportunities bringing amateur musicians of all ages to rehearse and perform on stage alongside our KSO musicians in our Dvorak & Jam, our Halloween’ themed program and our Brahms reading in a stress-free environment. My favorite moments were witnessing the smiles, the connection between all those participating and hearing what they gained from this collective experience: how meaningful it is to unite all our voices in creating something bigger than ourselves. This season, our KSO Chorus including 70 community members of different generations, reached a new milestone in its quality under the leadership of Tomas Bijok. They participated in three important programs built as a crescendo, from the intimacy of Britten’s Christmas Carols to our moving Kamloops Symphony Society | 4

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Brahms’ Requiem to our epic performances of Beethoven Symphony no. 9 closing our season, everybody felt the power of music to unite us instantly. Concert experiences that represent various voices Our programming brought again a tapestry of local and international guest artists in Kamloops and Salmon Arm whose talent, personality and presence inspired us in concert as well as through offered masterclasses to our Kamloops Symphony Music School Students. From cellist Stéphane Tétreault, violinist Andrew Wan, pianist Maxim Bernard, multi-instrumentalist and drag performer Thorgy, pianist and singer Jim Witter and songstress Sarah Slean; and vocal soloists Suzanne Taffot, Stephanie Tritchew, Dillon Parmer, Micah Schroeder & Alan Corbishley; our musicians and audiences alike gained from such generous and fruitful collaborations. As a female Music Director, it’s an honour to work with an orchestra and community which understands the value of diverse representation. As such, our audience could hear our orchestra perform works by Kelly-Marie Murphy, Violet Archer, Lili Boulanger, and Ina Boyle, and arrangements by Camille Pépin and Stéphanie Hamelin-Tomala, along with other outstanding composers such as Sibelius, Mozart, Philip Glass, Samy Moussa and Christos Hatzis. In addition, we had the pleasure of welcoming guest conductors Jennifer Tung and Juliane Gallant as part of the first year of our partnership with Tapestry Opera in the Women in Musical Leadership Program which nurtures the next generation of woman and non-binary conductors. Creating lasting memories Finally, I would like to leave you with some of the most incredible memories I will cherish from this past season. It’s about us, the musicians on stage, hearing the most touching “wow” from an audience member following a Brahms movement in which we all felt in communion, it’s about seeing a parent sharing a moment with his child, or two seniors having the time of their life at Thorgy’s concert. It’s about meeting a young boy with sparks in his eyes who told me after the concert that he had seen the Ode to Joy poster, and he was playing this music on the recorder at school and had convinced his parents to come listen “to the whole thing” at the KSO. Or it’s about having a lively discussion with someone I run into at a coffee shop downtown who came to our Jim Witter show for a first experience, and since then, has enjoyed many more KSO concerts. That’s what the Kamloops Symphony musicians, team, administration, and board members will continue to strive for: delivering extraordinary music experiences for the people we love.

Dina Gilbert

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Key Statistics for 2022–2023



Number of Concerts

Number of Works by Female Composers


Number of people who attended

Number of Works by Canadian Composers

Number of community players at pro-am jams



357,035 Social Media reach

Number of KSOundcheck Tickets Sold

Number of Youth Tickets Sold




Number of musicians on stage

Total number of Donors




Total amount donated

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New World Festival We kicked off our season with an exciting multi-event festival showcasing the works of Antonin Dvořák with some modern twists. Cree hip-hop artist K.A.S.P. helped us to elevate the festival with the combination of his motivational hip-hop music and the traditional sounds of the orchestra in an exploration of “old” and “new”. Throughout this multi-day festival we presented nine free pop-up events, with multiple performances by Mariachi Los Dorados, public Alphorn demonstrations by our Principal Horn player Sam McNally, a musical treat for young children presented by our Principal Bass player Maggie Hasspacher, and an open rehearsal of the KSO Chorus. These free events were attended or viewed by approximately 1,000 people in nine different locations throughout Kamloops.

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Main Series Concerts September 30, 2022 October 1, 2022 October 28 & 29, 2022 November 12, 2022

Dvořák & Jam New World / New Beats The Piano Men: The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John Evocative Elegance

December 17 & 18, 2022 Christmas with the KSO February 4, 2023 Mozart’s Dark Side March 10 & 11, 2023 An Evening with Sarah Slean March 30 & 31, 2023 Thorgy & The Thorchestra April 1, 2023 Brahms’ Requiem May 13, 2023 Ode To Joy Masterworks Series Sponsor: Noran Printing Pops Series Sponsor:

Kelson Group

Season Sponsors: CFJC TV, Fairfield by Marriott, Sandman Signature, Radio NL, TNRD, Total Concept Developments

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Salmon Arm Series October 2, 2022

Dvořák Delights

February 4, 2023

Mozart’s Dark Side

April 1, 2023

Brahms’ Requiem

Salmon Arm Series Sponsors: City of Salmon Arm, Shuswap Community Foundation, SASCU

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Additional Programming & COLLABORATIONS Collaborated with Margit Sky Project for Music for the People— A Cultural Experience August 14, 2022. Musicians of the KSO performed with Margit Sky and the Sage Hills Drummers and Dancers. December 2022 and January 2023 we partnered with the Kamloops Film Society to present showings of TÁR, the highly critically praised fictional film set in the classical music world. Collaborated with KAG for selections of Paul Walde’s Alaska Variations, March 11, 2023 as part of the Glacial Resonance exhibit at the gallery. Musicians of KSO performed environmentally themed chamber music. Recorded a special video of the orchestra performing the Hockey Night in Canada theme to celebrate that Kamloops was hosting the Memorial Cup in May.


FREE ENTRY Donations gratefully accepted on event day

Songs of the Margit Sky Project with performers from the Kamloops Symphony and Sage Hills Singers, Drummers & Dancers For the People—A Cultural Experience is a unique concert event bringing the voices, music, and artistry of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together for an unforgettable evening. Concert is suitable for all ages.

POWWOW ARBOUR 345 Powwow Trail, Kamloops, BC










Part proceeds from the concert to support the good work of the

for all ages


Indian Residential School Survivors Society




Mark Strate/ Heather Smuin + Family

Indigenous Resurgence Project

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Community Collaborations KSO CHORUS Under the direction of Chorus Master Tomas Bijok, over seventy amateur singers from the community rehearsed weekly to perform in three concerts with our professional musicians: Christmas with the KSO, Brahms Requiem, and Ode to Joy. Additionally, the chorus put on a fundraising event, Spaghetti & Song, on November 26, 2022. Chorus Master Tomas Bijok took on the role of master chef, preparing a special group pasta dinner with the Chorus Members cooking and serving the patrons throughout the evening. The Chorus performed several selections from Christmas with the KSO, along with performances from sopranos Rachel Casponi and Heidi Mundel, our voice teachers from the Music School. The event raised $4,929 with all proceeds going to keep the chorus affordable and accessible for all members of the community. FUNDRAISING DINNER

Spaghetti &Song

Limited tickets: All proceeds go to supporting the KSO Chorus operating costs. Each ticket is eligible for a $20 tax receipt.

November 26 • 6pm Kamloops United Church • 421 St. Paul Street






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Kamloops Symphony Music School

Number of students


We had a record number of students in a mixture of private lessons and group classes throughout the year. In 2022–2023 we were pleased to welcome two new voice teachers—Rachel Casponi and Heidi Mundel— to our faculty. We also added a new Beginner Cello Ensemble, which was such a big hit that we had to open a second class.

Number of programs offered


In June of 2022 we held our annual Student Showcase Recital which is a fundraiser for the Peter Collins Memorial Fund. We raised over $750 at the event, and awarded the Peter Collins Undergraduate Scholarship to three recipients: Anastasia Wasylinko, Eilidh Nicol, and Lucas Olsen-Willford.

Number of recitals


Number of hours of instruction


KSMS students were heard performing out in the community, with highlights including the Adult Cello Ensemble performing in the Sagebrush theatre lobby before the Christmas with the KSO concerts in December of 2022 and the Mah Family Trio performing at the TRU Welcome Back BBQ and as premovie entertainment for the Kamloops Film Society. The move into Kelson Hall meant that we gained more studio space along with having an in-house venue for all our recitals. We are very proud to say that the first ever public performance to take place in the Lori Marchand Theatre was our piano recital.

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Move to Kelson Hall

Our offices and Music School moved to 330 St. Paul Street …into the newly renovated

Kelson Hall Centre for Arts & Education

This new location features new administrative spaces, new studios for music lessons, and the 1,800 sq.ft. “Bruce Dunn Hall” which is a space for Orchestra and Chorus rehearsals, Music School recitals, and more.

We want to thank

RON & RAE FAWCETT and the KELSON GROUP for their incredible generosity in renovating the building to be a new space for the arts in Kamloops. Kamloops Symphony Society | 13

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Join us for live music in the heart of Kamloops

Financial Position Kamloops Symphony Society Statement of Financial Position As at June 30




Current Assets

$178,876.00 $1,210.00 $103,597.00 $20,835.00

$326,386.00 $59.00 $50,375.00 $6,967.00

Capital assets

$304,518.00 $86,534.00

$383,787.00 $186,009.00



Cash Funds receivable Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses

Liabilities and Net Assets

Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $38,181.00 Deferred revenue $141,096.00

$35,894.00 $171,401.00



Canada Emergency Business Account





Net Assets

Invested in capital assets Internally restricted Unrestricted

$86,534.00 $60,000.00 $35,241.00

$18,609.00 $60,000.00 $86,492.00





Audited statements available at

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Government & Foundation Support



The Kamloops Symphony wishes to thank the following organizations for their financial support during the 2022-2023 Season:

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We wish to thank our donors CON DUCTOR’S C I RC L E $2000+


ANONYMOUS Archie & Jane Dempster Dina Gilbert Gabriele Klein June McClure John & Joan McDonald Rod Michell

Rae Nixon Colene Palmer Tacey Ruffner Sheila Stewart Maureen Stewart TELUS John Watson

CHAIR SPONSORS & BEN E FAC TO R S Lorene & Ben Anders Kelvin Barlow Geoff & Judith Benson Pauline & Jack Braaksma Holly Campbell Geoff & Kathy Collier Alan & Gwen Kerr Delores Kroetch

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Cindy Malinowski & Charles MacLennan Elspeth McDougall Daniel Mills Helen & Bruce Newmarch Eleanor Nicoll Colene Palmer Terry Simpson Jolana Tamajka

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O VATION ANONYMOUS (3) Sharlene Anderson Kim Buker Jean Chacko Tom Dickinson & Nancy Flood Gibraltar Law Group Roy & Helen Haugen Carol Howie Bob & Jo-Mary Hunter


Marjorie King Maureen McCurdy David & Alison McKinnon Susie Safford & Carlos Tallent Jerry Stack David & Rosemarie Stoltze Stan Szpakowicz Jolana Tamajka Don & Margaret Waldon Robert Walter & Jill Calder

ENCO RE ANONYMOUS Sue Adams Peter & Debra Allik-Petersenn Darryl & Jeryl Auten Francis & Helen Barnett William & Pierrette Beaton John Corbishley Murray & Ann Crawford Fred Cunningham & Helen Birdsall Wilma de Jong Dan & Denise Douglas Dawn Ebata William & Sheena Flynn Greg & Susan Hall

Lois K. Hollstedt Gabriele Klein Christina & Reimar Kroecher Fund Fred & Nancy Leake David & Alison McKinnon Elizabeth McLeman George & Gloria Moore Chris & Marg Parfitt Penny & Carl Pentilchuk Michael & Pamela Saul Ray & Sue Sewell Chris & Laurie Stabler Jerry Stack M. Colleen Stainton

This donor list represents the individuals and corporations who donated to the Kamloops Symphony Society during the 2021-22 Fiscal Year. For any errors or omissions, please do let us know at 250.372.5000 or Kamloops Symphony Society | 18

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DONORS $100+


ANONYMOUS (2) Luisa Ahlstrom Darryl & Jeryl Auten Wendy Bainbridge Joan Bernard Robin Bowolin Percy & Bernice Brackett Pamela Bradley Margaret Brown Wendy Charlebois Margaret Chrumka & Paul Clark Alexander Crane Jean Dahl Roxanne Dauncey Joanne Dennstedt Jean Ethridge Brett & Norma Fairbairn Ruth & Michael Fane Beverly Forseth Judith Fowles Donna Geefs Annette Glover Sheila Gorkoff Peter & Judy Gray Cathy Hall-Patch Susan Hammond William & Yvonne Heese UP TO $99

Frances Higginson Greg & Danita Howard Claire Johnson Pat & Fred Kaatz Joan Keay Lyle LeClaire Catherine Lee Mary Lester D’Arcy & Mariko Lintott James MacDonald Ruth Majak Richard Mann Keith & Shirley Martin Ellen & John McCurrach Kirsten McDougall Marilyn McLean Kaitlin Methot Gudrun Meyer Katy Michell Dianne Miller Brian Mills Joan Moffat Christy Morris Kathleen Nadler W. Russell Nakonesby Charo Neville Angi & Russ Noakes Marian Owens

Margaret Patten Janice Pedersson Penny & Carl Pentilchuk Tracey Pointer Steve Powrie Thomas Preston Nicole & Steven Remesz Terry & Susanne Rogers Kathy Sinclair Carol & Wolfgang Sinnemann Barbara & Carman Smith Donald & Sandra Staff Ed Takahashi Syd Takahashi David Todd Lynne Totten Nicole Tougas Judith Treherne Robert Ulevog Lynne Van Hamme Evelyn Vipond-Schmidt Dave & Maryanne Whiting Eric & Mary Wiebe Judy Wiebe Lois & David Williams Michael Wisla


Luisa Ahlstrom Patricia Akiyama Michael Baker Jeremy Berkman Mary Bianco Beth Dye & Gerry Bond Gordon & Joan Britton Marjorie Budnikas Lori Bustin Keeve de Villiers & Carol Fenton Pat & Tom Decker Donna Demarni Eva Duggan Jennifer Ellis

Walter Giesbrecht James & Joy Gothard Linda Graham Ann Hammond Stephanie Helfrich Doug & Linda Kendig Judy Linkletter Beverly & Norman Martin Lorna McMillan Monique Nelson Sheila Nelson Catherine Oakden Janet Paran Michael Quinn Eryn Rex

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Garth Rustand Lynn Rutherford Irene Sansom Linda Schatkoske Donna Sharpe Jeff Sodowsky James Sveinson Gail Swedberg Syd Takahashi Dawne Taylor Ellen Unger Robert Washbern John Weller

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Volunteers Nicholas Adams

Lucille Gnanasihamany

Kait Methot

Kathleen & Joe Alcock

Dina Hague

Rod Michell

Wendy Allen

Judy Hatch

Vic Mowbray

Kathy Aban

Roy Haugen

Davina Neve

Mary Aulin

Marylyne House

Helen Newmarch

Al & Faith Bailey

Carol Howie

Rae Nixon

Pierrette Beaton

Kathy Humphries

Bess & Kaytee Ovington

Joan Bernard

Patricia Kaatz

Carol Paulsen

Pam Bradley

Margaret kerr

Margret Peemoeller

Faye Burles

June Kitamura

Steve Powire

Jo Chipperfield

Gabriele Klein

Bonnie Pryce

Kathy & Geoff Collier

Tyler Klymchuk

Cheryl Rice

John Corbishley

Gail Lawson

Wilma Scheer

Phillippa Coxon

Mary Lester

Sharlene Sharpe

Jean Crowe

Maureen Light

Tom Stone

Annette Dominik

Joan McDonald

Ann Sutherland

Kathrine Dominik

John McDonald

Sydney Takahashi

Denise Douglas

Elspeth McDougall

Annette Toop

Sandy Eastwood

Deb McKewon

Lynn Totten

Jill Field

Alison McKinnon

Simon Walter

Mel Formanski

David McKinnon

Mary Ann Whiting

Lis Fuller

Wendy McLean

Dave Whiting

Christy Gauley

Linda McMillan

Judy Wiebe

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Administration & Board The following individuals worked for the Kamloops Symphony during the 2022–2023 Season: Administration & Production Personnel

Artistic Personnel

Daniel Mills

Music Director

Executive Director Sue Adams

Office Administrator Sam Bregolis

Operations Coordinator Ryan Noakes

Marketing Coordinator Adrien Fillion

Production Assistant

Dina Gilbert

Olivia Martin

Personnel Manager Sally Arai

Music Librarian Tomas Bijok

Chorus Master Marnie Smith

Chorus Administrator Daniela O’Fee

Collaborative Pianist Board of Directors

As of the 2022 Annual General Meeting John McDonald ICD.D

Lucille Gnanasihamany

Steve Powrie

Gabriele Klein

Tyler Klymchuk

Daleen Millard

Kait Methot

Rod Michell

Kathy Collier

Sydney Takahashi

Lisa Fuller

Simon Walter


Vice President Treasurer Secretary Director Director

Director Director Director Director Director Director

Christy Gauley


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Orchestra—Core Musicians Cvetozar Vutev

Heather Beaty

Elyse Jacobson

Marea Chernoff

Concertmaster Geoff & Judith Benson Chair Assistant Concertmaster Rod Michell Chair Boris Ulanowicz

Principal Second Violin Gabriele Klein Chair Sandra Wilmot

Principal Flute Eleanor Nicoll Chair Principal Oboe Sally Arai

Principal Clarinet John & Joyce Henderson Chair Olivia Martin

Section Violin

Principal Bassoon Kelvin Barlow Chair

Ashley Kroecher

Sam McNally

Principal Viola June McClure Chair Martin Krátký

Principal Cello Anonymous Chair Maggie Hasspacher

Principal Bass

Principal Horn

Mark D’Angelo

Principal Trumpet Hugh & Marilyn Fallis Chair Caroline Bucher

Principal Timpani

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In addition to the core musicians on the previous page, we are also proud to have worked with the following musicians in the 2022–2023 Season: VIOLIN



Parmela Attariwala Susan Aylard Llowyn Ball Meredith Bates Jiten Beairsto Paul Chan Susan Cottrell Majka Demcak Annette Dominik Jeremy Ferland Puya Firouzbakhsh Narumi Higuchi Samantha Kung Haley Leach Shee Ling Molly MacKinnon Natalie Monolov Angela Ruthven Sandra Wilmot Adora Wong I-Hsin Wu

Doug Gorkoff Jake Klinkenborg Yu Yu Liu Laure Matiakh Shin-Jung Nam Olivia Walsh

Dennis Colpitts Maddie Davis Dawn Haylett Duane Kirkpatrick Heather Walker


Chris Mitchell Audrey Patterson Jeremy Vint


Parmela Attariwala Jennifer Ho Tony Kastelic John Kastelic Erin Macdonald Caroline Olsen Fahlon Palm Jinhee Park Calvin Yang

Evan Bates Lukas Peladeau Michael Vaughan Yefeng Yin FLUTE

Paolo Bortolussi Mailynn Jenkins Jeff Pelletier OBOE



Angus Armstrong Wade Dorsey Greg Farrugia Cindy Hogeveen Jim Hopson Rod Simmons

Renz Adame Lauris Davis Michelle Feng Akane Setiawan



Julie Begg Jack Liang Krystal Morrison

Martin Fisk François-Xavier Leroy Brian Nesselroad Katie Rife



Lori Barrett Karmen Doucette Rebecca Norman Dave Overgaard Katrina Russell

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Naomi Cloutier

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Kamloops Symphony Music School Faculty Sally Arai

Martin Krátký

Rachel Casponi

Heidi Mundell

Catherine Dochstader

Deborah Miles

Annette Dominik

Cvetozar Vutev

Jane Dyck

Sandra Wilmot

Clarinet & Saxophone Voice Flute


Music for Young Children



Piano & Group Theory Violin & Viola Violin

Bailey Finley

Flute & Ukulele

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The Kamloops Symphony wishes to thank


for his performance as Executive Director and wish him every success in the next chapter of his career.

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