Kamloops Symphony Presents: Soul Music

Kamloops Symphony’s next performance Soul Music will feature music from the heart on Saturday, March 7 at Sagebrush Theatre—with guest soloist Nicolò Eugelmi.

Eugelmi’s first appearance with the Kamloops Symphony was as the Eugelmi Photowinner of their “New Celebrity Competition” in 1996. Eugelmi played Walton’s Viola Concerto then and, on March 7, he
returns to play the same piece.

“He’s had an exceptional career so far,” said Bruce Dunn, Kamloops Symphony Music Director. “He has had solo appearances with some fabulous orchestras. I’m looking forward to hearing this Viola
Concerto almost 20 years later.”

In 2012, Eugelmi performed as a member of the Fine Arts Quartet for a Kamloops Symphony chamber music performance. Eugelmi’s solo appearances include the Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the CBC Radio Orchestra, and l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal. He has performed at some of the world’s finest venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Kennedy Center, the Casals Festival Prades, the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Berlin Philharmonie.

Eugelmi has been described by The Strad as “a player of rare perception, with a keen ear for timbres and a vivid imagination”.

This programme features music by Brahms and Dvořák, in addition to Walton. Both Brahms and Dvořák were at the peak of the Romantic era of composition. Dvořák wrote from the heart and Brahms’ compositions were driven by passion. Walton was late in the Romantic era of composition, but wrote with the same zeal and attention to detail as Brahms. All three composers have a soulful quality, and combined make up the Soul Music programme.

Soul Music is on March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca or at the door.