An Evening at the Opera precedes a love letter to a pianist

This weekend, the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra has brought the work of five great opera masters to the Sagebrush Theatre. Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini, Rossini and Mozart will be presented at An Evening at the Opera.

The first show is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, with another at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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The KSO Chorus, led by chorus master Tomas Bijok, will add about 100 local singers to the orchestra for the event.

Baritone Micah Schroeder will contribute the arias of the program.

Tickets are still available. For more information and for tickets, go online to


The KSO’s next presentation is a love letter to a mid-19th-century pianist and composer.

Clara Schumann was an “astoundingly talented” pianist and composer who played with her husband Robert Schumann and his student Johannes Brahms.

The trio produced some of the most admired work of the Romantic period — and did so while involved in a tragically romantic love triangle.

For the Love of Clara will bring the passionate works of Clara’s lovers and Clara’s own piano concerto to the Sagebrush Theatre on Feb. 8.

Joining the orchestra will be pianist Linda Ruan, who was named on CBC’s Hot 30 under 30 Classical Musicians list in 2017, and has played venues like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre and the Xinghai Philharmonic Hall in China.

Tickets to the performance are $45 and are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 and online at

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