Piano Masterclass with Paul Dykstra

  • February 3, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Lori Marchand Theatre at the Kelson Hall Centre

    330 Saint Paul Street
    Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5R8
Ticket Price (CAD) $10.00 This event is now over
Description

Paul Dykstra has been a performing artist in North America for over 35 years. Musically nurtured and trained in Canada in Edmonton, and at the University of Alberta with Helmut Brauss, his subsequent ventures took him to Northern BC and Alberta, and then to the US where he lived for 20 years. American performance credits include recording with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, performances with Abendmusik Philharmonic in 2016, and the Great Bay Philharmonic in 2018. Further collaborations have included the Prince George Symphony, and the Granite State Symphony in New Hampshire. Paul has frequently participated in chamber music collaborations with renowned New England artists, and in many solo concerts in Canada and the United States.

Musicians from the community are invited to observe and gain valuable insights from watching Paul working closely with three advanced students from the KSO Music School. Immerse yourself in a world of musical enchantment as Paul guides all in attendance through a journey of artistic discovery.

Date & Time

Sat., Feb. 3, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Venue Details

Lori Marchand Theatre at the Kelson Hall Centre

330 Saint Paul Street
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5R8 Lori Marchand Theatre at the Kelson Hall Centre
Kamloops Symphony Society

Operating since 1976, the Kamloops Symphony is a fully professional orchestra with an annual operating budget of over $1 million, a significant achievement for an orchestral music organization in a region of just over 100,000 residents.

The primary purpose of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO) is to engage and enrich the citizens of Kamloops and the Thompson Valley Region of Interior British Columbia through music. Considered a cornerstone of the cultural fabric of Kamloops, the Symphony’s primary activity is the presentation of high quality professional orchestral concerts. Historically, this has been accomplished through the presentation of nine to ten annual programs, and up to eighteen performances in Kamloops and the neighbouring city of Salmon Arm.

An important part of the Symphony’s mandate is to provide educational opportunities for the citizens of Kamloops. The Symphony also presents concerts for school children, and educational presentations in public and private district schools. Since 2002, the Kamloops Symphony Music School, a division under the Kamloops Symphony, has provided opportunities for music education to citizens of the region, and given further employment opportunities to local musicians. The school has extended our community connections and helped attract professional musicians to live and work in Kamloops.


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