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Chamber Musicians of Kamloops prepare for opening night

The first of a 10-concert season will take place on Sept. 10 at Kamloops United Church.
Chamber Musicians of Kamloops

Help to quell our longing for live music is just around the corner.

On Friday, Sept. 10, the first of the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops’ 10-event season will take place at the Kamloops United Church, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The church is located downtown at the corner of St. Paul Street and Fourth Avenue.

Tickets are available at the door for $25. Buy a yearly membership for $10 and tickets to the shows are $20. The concerts can also be viewed online for two weeks after the live performance, with tickets available on the organization’s website at chambermusiciansofkamloops.org.

The season-opening show will showcase three contrasting Canadian composers. Imant Raminsh was born in Latvia and is best known for choral compositions. He has been a champion of music education, opening many opportunities for youth in Northern B.C. and the Okanagan. He has also spent summers as an interpreter in provincial parks.

Doug Jamieson is an eclectic composer working on a musical entitled Donuts of Mass Destruction.

Allan Gilliland has composed for many years in conjunction with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. His most popular work is a clarinet concerto written in 2003 for the amazing James Campbell. The Sycamore String Quartet and Sally Arai will play a clarinet work written two years later.

Coming up on the Chamber Musicians of Kamloops’ calendar are concerts featuring Soprano Rachel Casponi (twice), a program dedicated to the flute and another to Baroque.

There is a light and showy concert for January. Triple Clef plays in February, followed by the return of pianist Daniel Bahamondes, travelling from Chile, in March. A lecture recital and an event entitled After the Dream will close the season.