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Kamloops symphony offers free virtual Christmas concert

The Kamloops Symphony’s free "Christmas Variety Show" will be available to view online from Dec. 13, 2020 to Jan. 8, 2021.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Kamloops Symphony Orchestra
December 07, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The restrictions in place due to COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to all live concerts, but the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra is bringing the gift of music to the world for free.

A pre-recorded, virtual holiday concert called a Christmas Variety Show, be viewed for free for a limited time, according to a Kamloops Symphony Orchestra media release. 

The Kamloops Symphony string quartet, from left to right: Elyse Jacobson, Molly MacKinnon, John Kastelic, and Doug Gorkoff.
The Kamloops Symphony string quartet, from left to right: Elyse Jacobson, Molly MacKinnon, John Kastelic, and Doug Gorkoff.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

The concert will feature performances from over 40 musicians from the orchestra in a wide array of different combinations.

“It was very important for us to continue with Christmas programming, even with our complicated circumstances,” KSO executive director Daniel Mills said in the release. “We are very grateful for the amount of support we have received over the last nine months and wanted to offer this program as a gift back to the community."

The show will be available online free of charge from Dec. 13 to Jan. 8 on the Kamloops Symphony website here.

Instead of selling tickets, the Symphony will be accepting donations. 

"We are very fortunate to have been able to bring together these professional musicians to put this concert experience together," Mills said. "In a time when we can't physically come together, hopefully our audiences will enjoy it from the comfort and safety of their own homes.”

The Kamloops Symphony clarinet trio, from left to right: Annette Dominik, Naomi Cloutier, and Sally Arai.
The Kamloops Symphony clarinet trio, from left to right: Annette Dominik, Naomi Cloutier, and Sally Arai.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

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