A&E briefs: Four Seasons, Merritt theatre group, Rapunzel panto

KSO set to pair up Four Seasons

The Kamloops Symphony’s latest performance will feature Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons paired up with its contemporary counterpart American Four Seasons by Phillip Glass.

The two concertos were created nearly 300 years apart and Glass’ work is meant to present the audience with musical comparisons in style and structure to show how classical music has changed or stayed the same across three centuries.

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The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will be joined by solo violinist Yolanda Bruno. The KSO’s guest artist was recently named by the CBC as one of the 30 hot Canadian classical artists under 30.

Two KSO musicians will also perform as soloists. Violinists Boris Ulanowicz and Rachel Kristenson will take the stage for Vivaldi’s part.

Tickets are $42, $10 for youth age 19 and under, $39 for seniors and $15 for KSOundcheck members. They can be purchased from the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or go online to kamloopslive.ca.

Merritt theatre group en route to stage in Kamloops

An amateur theatre group in Merritt is putting its Christmas show on the road.

The Merritt Drama Club will present The Rented Christmas, a play by Norman C. Ahern and Yvonne Ahern, in Kamloops on Dec. 22.

The play tells the story of John Dale, who hasn’t enjoyed a “real” Christmas in years, and this year decides to rent a Christmas from a local rental shop — and a host of actors to serve as his family.

The performance will take place at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2481 Sunset Dr., at 7 p.m.

CFBX will air annual Yearender

For eight hours on Friday, from noon to 8 p.m., tune in to CFBX for interviews with the station’s various on-air hosts and local musicians as they recap the year that was.

Topics of discussion in the annual Yearender show will include concerts, music discoveries, highlights, holiday traditions and what lies ahead in 2019.

Mike Weddell, Michelle Kozuchar, Dylan Olson, Jason Bermiller, Ollie Kachmar, Theresa Lomax, Vince Almond, Andrew Sahaydak, Rod and Julie Simmons and Steve Marlow will host hour-long segments of the show.

To listen, go online to thex.ca or tune your radio to 92.5 on the FM band.

Rapunzel panto plays through Christmas

Tickets are still available for The Laughing Stock Theatre Society’s presentation of Rapunzel — A Tangled Panto.

Vance Schneider, the producer and director of the play, encourages the audience to take part in traditional British panto elements of the play, including clapping for the hero, booing the villain and yelling out “It’s behind you!” when there’s impending danger.

Come dressed as your favourite princess or hero and meet characters in the lobby after the show.

General admission tickets are $20 and available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.

Matinee shows will take place on Dec. 24, Dec. 26, Dec. 29, Dec. 30, Dec 31 at 1 p.m. while evening shows will take place Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 at 7 p.m., with both sets at Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St.

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