Kamloops Symphony hosts festival to kick off new season

Symphony kicking off

The Kamloops Symphony is kicking off its 2022-2023 season with a music festival.

The multi-day New World Festival kicks off on Friday at the Sagebrush Theatre at 7:30 p.m. with the Dvorák & Jam concert. KSO music director, Dina Gilbert and the local orchestra will be joined by cellist Stéphane Tétreault to perform Dvorák’s Cello Concerto.

KSO said the performance piece is often described as the king of the cello concertos.

Following the concerto, the symphony said there will be a classical “jam session” where amateurs from the Kamloops area will join forces with musicians of the Orchestra to rehearse and perform a one-of-a-kind Slavonic Dance Party as they present a selection of Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances.

On Saturday, the Sagebrush Theatre will be home to the New World New Beats concert.

According to the symphony, in Saturday’s performance, the orchestra will explore multiple versions of the old and new.

KSO said in addition to the concerts, the symphony will also be presenting several free pop-up events throughout the city until Sunday.

For a full list of performance and for more information on the upcoming season, click here.

Tickets for the Sagebrush concerts start at $10 and can be purchased here.

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