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Kamloops symphony to reveal Mozart's Dark Side in February

Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin to be featured

The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will present its next concert, Mozart's Dark Side, on Feb. 4.

The concert's program includes Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor, Jean Sibelius' incidental music for the tragic love triangle of Pelléas and Mélisande and Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy's In the Time of Our Disbelieving.

Murphy's composition will begin the concert. The Canadian composer's is a "breathtaking, imaginative and expressive" reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the symphony.

Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor will follow. The composition is in striking contrast to the prolific composer's other works, less joyful and energetic.

Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin will join the orchestra to perform the concerto. He is an internationally renowned award winner who has performed all over the world.

KSO music director Dina Gilbert said she's been looking to feature Richard-Hamelin for some time.

"You won’t want to miss the performance of this Canadian pianist who is one of the most talented and awarded pianist of his generation," Gilbert said.

Wrapping up the concert will be the music by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius for Pelléas and Mélisande, a play by Maurice Maeterlinck.

Tickets are $50, $45 for seniors and $10 for youth (under age 19). To purchase, go online to the Kamloops Live box office at