The Kamloops Symphony Presents Three Concertos In An Evening Of Evocative Elegance

November 8, 2022 at 2:46 pm  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts

KAMLOOPS, B.C. ­– Following up on the huge success of their recent Piano Men performances, the Kamloops Symphony’s next concert promises to be an evening of Evocative Elegance. Taking place in Sagebrush Theatre on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm, Evocative Elegance features not one, not two, but three exciting concertos.

Joining the Orchestra on stage for is Juno-winning violinist Andrew Wan. A graduate of The Julliard School, Wan has been the concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal since 2008 and is a member of the New Orford String Quartet. As a soloist he has performed worldwide, is a frequent guest artist at numerous music festivals, and performs regularly as guest concertmaster for the Pittsburgh, Houston, Indianapolis, National Arts Centre, Toronto, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. Wan’s discography includes Grammy-nominated and Juno, Felix, and Opus award-winning releases. As an educator, he is an Associate Professor of Violin at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and the Artistic Director of the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival. In 219 he won the Part-Time Teaching Award at the Schulich School of Music.

With the KSO, Wan will be performing the fresh and joyful D’un matin de printemps by French composer Lili Boulanger, her final orchestral work before her death in 1918, Irish composer Ina Boyle’s Violin Concerto, a sober dedication to the memory of her mother, and Canadian composer Samy Moussa’s Adrano, a work inspired by the god of fire Adranus and that evokes nature’s primal forces.

Two other works round out the program. One is American film and concert composer Philip Glass’ Concerto grosso which individually showcases the different sections of the orchestra — the winds, brass, and strings — presenting a musical journey through the seasons. The second is French composer Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. Perhaps his most famous work, it is a musical illustration of the poem by Mallarmé, depicting a succession of scenes through which pass the desires and dreams of a faun in the heat of the afternoon.

Tickets are $49.99, $44.99 for Seniors, $10 for Youth (under 19), $15 for KSOundcheck members (age 19-34), $25 for KSO Up Close seats (the front three rows), and are available from Kamloops Live! Box Office by calling 250-374-5483 or going to kamloopslive.ca.

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