Kamloops Symphony’s latest is The Genius of Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven will be the subject of the next performance by the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra.

Violin Concerto is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest violin concertos of all time and Symphony No. 8 is one of the “shortest, weirdest and most compelling” symphonies of the 19th century, according to KSO.

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To perform Violin Concerto, violinist Kerson Leong will join the symphony. Leong has established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation and earned international recognition when he won the Junior First Prize at the 2010 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in Norway.

The orchestra’s guest conductor will be Jean-Michaël Lavoie, a professor at Université de Montréal and the recipient of the 2010 Prix Opus new artist of the year award.

Opening the concert will be a special presentation — and world premiere — of Human Skin, a collaboration between Maggie Ayotte and the Université de Montréal. Ayotte is a graduate student at the university and studies composition.

The music gets underway on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St.

Tickets are $42, $39 for seniors, $10 for youth under 19 and $15 for KSOundcheck members, available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483, or online at kamloopslive.ca.

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