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Kamloops Symphony’s week-long festival celebrates a musical genius

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April 27, 2016 - 12:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops Symphony will conclude their 2015/2016 season with a Mozart Festival — a week-long festival dedicated to his music. The festival will run from April 30 to May 7, 2016. Mozart was a prolific composer. In his short lifetime, he composed 626 works that included symphonies, concertos, chamber music and operas.

The festival begins and ends with full orchestra performances at Sagebrush Theatre, with many events at different venues during the week. The festival opens with the Flute and Harp Concerto performance on Saturday, April 30. It will include Overture: La Finta Giardiniera and Symphony #40. Kamloops Symphony’s principal flutist Heather Beaty will be joined by harpist Joy Yeh to perform as the Flute and Harp duo. The festival will end on Saturday, May 7, with the Coronation Mass performance. This performance will showcase vocal soloists Danielle Faulkner, Katie Miller, Tony Caruso, Scott Brooks and the KSO Chorus. Sarah Davis Buechner will perform the Piano Concerto #21 with the orchestra.

There will be many opportunities to hear chamber music during the week. The Wind Octet performance is on Monday and the String Quartet, Flute & Clarinet performance is on Wednesday at the TRU Barber Centre starting at 7 p.m. There will also be a chamber ensemble at the first Bring Your Lunch event on Tuesday at Kamloops Art Gallery. Anyone wishing to attend is invited to bring their lunch from noon to 1 p.m. and enjoy this performance at no charge.

There is a second Bring Your Lunch event on Friday at St. Andrew’s On the Square that will showcase accomplished Kamloops Symphony Music School students of all ages from noon to 1 p.m.

The movie Mozart’s Sister will be at Paramount Theatre on Thursday, May 5. It is a reimagined account of Maria Anna ‘Nannerl’ Mozart, also a musical prodigy. The movie will be followed by chamber music with Black Dog String Quartet at Red Collar Brewing. Audience members can bring their ticket stub from any Mozart Festival event to save on a Mozart Maibock, or any of Red Collar’s beers.

An Evening of Arias is an event showcasing favourite arias and duets from Mozart’s popular operas with piano accompaniment. The featured performers are Kamloops soprano Danielle Faulkner and Vancouver-based singers Katie Miller, Tony Caruso, and Scott Brooks, who is originally from Kamloops. This very special evening at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre theatre also includes a silent auction, appetizers and a no host bar.

Kamloops Symphony’s Mozart Festival is April 30 to May 7, 2016. For times and locations, please visit www.kamloopssymphony.com. Full festival passes or single tickets can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca.

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