Revelstokians have an opportunity to enjoy Beethoven and Schubert the way they were meant to be appreciated — at the new Performing Arts Centre (PAC) this Thursday.
The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra presentation, Brilliant Beethoven, will be the new Centre’s very first musical performance so it will be interesting to see — and hear — how good the space is for concerts. Certainly it will be a huge step up from the Multi-Purpose Room at the Community Centre.
The KSO is performing two works by Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827). They are the Egmont Overture and Concerto No. 5, often called the Emperor Concerto.
The orchestra will also perform Franz Schubert’s (1797-1828) Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, also known as the Tragic Symphony. Written when the composer was just 19 it was not premiered until 1849, more than two decades after his death.
One of the real treats of this concert will be the solo performance of renowned pianist Pianist Stéphane Lemelin. This respected musician performs throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and is a guest soloist with major Canadian orchestras.