The Kamloops Symphony Concludes Their 2018-19 Season with Carnal Excess of Medieval Ritual and Vice

 April 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony’s concludes their 2018-2019 season with a performance filled with carnal excess of medieval ritual and vice when they present Carmina Burana on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm in the Oasis Church. Music director Dina Gilbert has described the season as “a celebration of the people and traditions that give Kamloops its special flavour”, and like the start of the season Carmina Burana features a work by a BC composer; this time Nelson native Keiko Devaux. She is …


BrewLoops Downtown Block Party featuring FireFit

 April 4, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, Tourism /  No Comments

Kamloops BC – On May 25th & 26th BrewLoops Cultural Development Society will kick off the summer season with beer, food trucks, live music and a new collaboration featuring the 2019 Southern BC FireFit Regional Championships. “It’s not often that the average Joe gets to see firefighters in action,” says Tyson Andrykew, co-chair of BrewLoops Society, “and I think this is a wonderful opportunity for our community to see these highly trained athletes in action paired with some great craft beer. …


The KSO Will Take You Back To The 60s And Have You Feelin’ Groovy

 March 27, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Get ready to let your hair down, kick off your shoes, and get “Feelin’ Groovy” as the Kamloops Symphony and guest artist Jim Witter take you back in time to the 1960s with the music of Simon & Garfunkel. There are two performances of Feelin’ Groovy – The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm. Due to the ongoing repairs at Sagebrush Theatre, these performances have been moved to the Oasis Church on Rogers Way. The 60s were a time o …


Join The Kamloops Symphony For An Evening Of Scintillating Virtuosity

 March 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony’s next concert is Virtuosic Piano, an evening of scintillating virtuosity, taking place on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm. Due to the ongoing repairs to Sagebrush Theatre, this performance will be taking place in Oasis Church (formerly Calvary Temple) on Rogers Way. The first half of the concert features two Polish composers, Wojciech Kilar and Frederik Chopin. While Kilar may not be a household name like Chopin, his music has been included in many well-know …


Kamloops Symphony To Perform In Oasis Church

 February 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Music /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The KSO has established an alternate performance venue for their March concerts, KSO At The Movies, while the Sagebrush Theatre undergoes repairs. The concerts, taking place on March 8 and 9, will be held at Oasis Church (formerly known as Calvary Community Church), which is located at 1205 Roger Way. Because it is unknown how long the repairs to Sagebrush will take, plans are in place for April’s Virtuosic Piano and Feelin’ Groovy – The Music of Simon and Garfunkel and May’s Ca …


Kamloops Symphony presents Sun Rivers Trio in Chamber Music at the Rex concert series

 January 30, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The next concert in the Kamloops Symphony’s Chamber Music at The Rex series is Contrasts on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 pm in The Rex Hall, featuring Kamloops’ own Sun Rivers Trio. In this musical potpourri spanning the late 19th and 20th centuries, nostalgic romanticism yields to rhapsody, instrumental fusion yields to individuality, and unhurried somber resonance bursts into scintillating prisms, with due respects given to Brahms and Benny Goodman. The programme includes one …


2019 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts Winners

 January 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards, which were presented at the 12th Annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts on Saturday, January 19. Emerging Artist, which recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential, was jointly awarded to Robin Hodgson and JP Lancaster. Robin Hodgson is a working artist, and C5/6 quadriplegic, who graduated wi …


A New Vision for a Performing Arts Centre in Kamloops

 January 9, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2HpzvQKB-U January 8, 2019 – Kamloops, BC: A delegation led by Mr. Ron Fawcett of Kamloops presented a new vision for a Performing Arts Centre in downtown Kamloops to a full house at City Council today. Located on the former Kamloops Daily News site, at 393 Seymour St., the city’s investment for this new Performing Arts Centre is costed at around $70 million dollars which includes Ron & Rae Fawcett’s $8-$10 million personal donation of the Telus Annex buildin …


Revel in the music of one of the most famous composers of all time

 January 9, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony is presenting The Genius Of Beethoven, a concert with music from one of the most famous and influential composers of all time, on Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre. The Genius Of Beethoven features two works by the master composer; his Violin Concerto, widely acclaimed as one of the greatest violin concertos of all time, and his Symphony No. 8, regarded as one of the shortest, weirdest, and most compelling symphonies of the 19th century. …


A Perennial Favourite Mixed With A New Treasure

 December 12, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony presents a program that mixes a perennial favourite of the orchestral repertoire with a new treasure with Four Seasons Two Ways on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre. Four Seasons Two Ways pairs Vivaldi’s beloved Baroque masterpiece The Four Seasons with American Four Seasons by contemporary American composer Philip Glass. Expanding on the tradition that grew from the Middle Ages of music “painting” in vocal music, Vivaldi’s Four Sea …



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