Program features music from the heart

Nicolo Eugelmi.

Nicolo Eugelmi.

ARTSKamloops Symphony‘s next performance Soul Music will feature music from the heart on Saturday, March 7 at Sagebrush Theatre, with guest soloist Nicolo Eugelmi.

Eugelmi’s first appearance with the Kamloops Symphony was as the winner of its 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 Metropolitain du Grand Montreal. He has performed at some of the world’s finest venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Kennedy Centre, the Casals Festival Prades, the St. Petersburg Phiharmonia, 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.”

The program features music by Brahms and Dvorak, in addition to Walton.

Soul Music is March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Sagebrush Theatre. Tickets can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or, or at the door.

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