Arai to teach Sunrise program at Kamloops Symphony Music School

 August 30, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, News, The Arts /  No Comments

Longtime Kamloops Symphony musician, Sally Arai will be teaching a Sunrise program class, as part of the Music for Young Children classes at the Kamloops Symphony Music School this year. The 10-week program—which begins Oct. 4—is for children ages 2 to 3 years old. The Sunrise classes are 45 minutes long and run once a week on Tuesdays. These parent-participatory group classes offer an introduction to music, with a focus on rhythm instruments. Students who move up in the program each year will p …


IIHF Hockey Women’s World Championship Results for April 3, 2016

 April 4, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Canada, Kamloops, Music, Sports /  No Comments

After another day of rest, the IIHF Hockey Women’s World Championship continued with another four games. At the McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre, Switzerland beat Japan with four unanswered goals, ending the relegation round. The USA steamrolled Russia at the Sandman Centre with a nine to zero win, taking the USA to the Gold Medal Game. Sweden and the Czech Republic met at the McArthur Island Sports and Events Centre in a battle for fifth place. Sweden had twenty two shots on goal and th …


Hits of the Eagles performed by Kamloops Symphony and Jeans ‘n Classics

 March 30, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, News /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The hits of the Eagles will be performed at Sagebrush Theatre this April when Kamloops Symphony teams up with Jeans ‘n Classics. Lead vocalist Michael Shotton, along with Jeans ‘n Classics band, backup vocalists, and Kamloops Symphony will perform songs like Take it Easy, The Boys of Summer, Witchy Woman, Hotel California and many more. This performance will be part of Kamloops Symphony’s Kelson Group Pops series. They have worked with Jeans ‘n Classics in the past to bring thei …


KSO principal musicians showcased for New Gold Chamber Music

 March 14, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, BC—Kamloops Symphony’s next New Gold Chamber Music series performance will showcase the talent of KSO principal musicians for Sycamore String Quartet. The ensemble will perform on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the TRU Alumni Theatre. Sycamore String Quartet is made up of Cvetozar Vutev, Annette Dominik, Ashley Kroecher and Martin Krátký. This ensemble will bring their many years of experience together to perform string quartets by Haydn and Schubert. Cvetozar Vutev has over 25 years of expe …


Kamloops Symphony Presents Fringe Percussion

 March 10, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

Kamloops Symphony’s next Masterworks performance is named after their guest artists: Fringe Percussion. Four percussionists will perform in front of the orchestra on stage for Shchedrin’s highly entertaining arrangement of the music from Bizet’s Carmen. Enjoy Shchedrin’s sly wit in this “creative meeting of the minds” that mixes familiar melodies with astonishing rhythmic twists. Kamloops Symphony’s programme will also include Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo and Christopher Tyler Nickel’s Of sto …


Sycamore String Quartet Presented by Kamlooops Symphony

 March 10, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

KSO Musicians Cvetozar Vutev, Annette Dominik, Ashley Kroecher and Martin Krátký make up Sycamore String Quartet. They will perform at TRU Alumni Theatre for Kamloops Symphony’s New Gold Chamber Music Series performance on Saturday, March 19. Sycamore String Quartet’s programme will be three string quartets, including one by Haydn and one by Schubert. All four of these musicians hold principal positions with Kamloops Symphony. They will showcase their years of experience at an intimate chamber m …


Kamloops Symphony’s next performance named after their guest soloists Fringe Percussion

 March 3, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, News /  No Comments

Four soloists will perform with a stunning array of percussion instruments for Kamloops Symphony’s next Masterworks performance Fringe Percussion. The performance is named after the Vancouver-based quartet Fringe Percussion who are active, professional percussionists. Fringe Percussion was established in 2006 and performs innovative programmes. They appreciate world music and aspire to bring its vitality, beauty and artistry to wider audiences. Percussionists Jonathan Bernard, Martin Fisk, Colin …


Armstrong Metal Fest Launch People’s Choice Award w/ Broke Neck Radio

 February 24, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Entertainment, Music /  No Comments

Already unveiling the first eighteen bands for their 2016 line up, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to announce it has teamed up with Broken Neck Radio for the People Choice Awards where one band will be added to the fest via online voting on www.BrokenNeckRadio.com. The contest will run from Feb 24th – 29th with the winner announced March 1st. The following bands have been nominated for the online voting: Irradiation Gladius Sky Coastal Assault GOD The Barbarian Horde Maplerun Epi-Demic Sanktuary T …


Kaleidoscope Ensemble takes you on a journey through the eras

 November 24, 2015 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, News, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, BC— Kamloops Symphony’s next New Gold Chamber Music performance will be a journey through the musical eras on November 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the TRU Alumni Theatre. Catharine Dochstader, Sally Arai, Cvetozar Vutev and Naomi Cloutier will perform this programme, which they’ve designed to include music from different areas and eras. It will feature German Baroque, French Romantic, Czech Classical and Canadian Contemporary chamber music. These four musicians are based in Kamloops and are reg …


Kamloops Symphony performs Sibelius at Sagebrush Theatre

 October 29, 2015 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, News /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Kamloops Symphony returns to the Sagebrush Theatre for the first of their Masterworks Series with Sibelius. They will showcase three works by the composer: Finlandia, the Violin Concerto, and Symphony #2, as an early celebration of the composer’s 150th birthday. The Finnish composer, who was known for his originality, became a national hero in Finland. Finlandia became the country’s unofficial national anthem. The piece got Sibelius noticed and he became a legend throughout the …



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