Chamber musicians will strike a chord

Chamber Musicians of Kamloops bring Ethnic Clef to 100 Mile House

There’s a treat in store for music-lovers, with The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops concert, Ethnic Clef, slated for Martin Exeter Hall on Nov. 25, starting at 2 p.m.

100 Mile & District Arts Council brings the talented group to 100 Mile House for an afternoon of chamber music with an international flair. On the program are pieces originating from Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, France and North America.

Violinist Cvetozar Vutev is a top-flight musician and concert master for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. He will perform in concert with both violin and viola.

Naomi Cloutier is an accomplished pianist who has been a member of chamber, jazz and vocal ensembles and the KSO. Expect to see group performances and solos from her.

On the cello is Martin Kratky, principle cellist of the KSO, who has played with chamber groups all over the Interior of British Columbia and is currently on the faculty at the Kamloops Symphony Music School (KSMS).

Soprano vocalist Carlene Wiebe has performed with the Vancouver Opera Chorus and Opera Breve Vancouver, as well as solo performances with the KSO. She is also a voice teacher with the KSMS.

Arts council member Dennis Tupman says his group brings in one major cultural event with exceptional artists each year, and adds he believes this group will deliver an excellent concert.

Tupman has seen them perform before and says he worked with the quartet to tailor a concert for the 100 Mile audience.

“There will be a high standard and high appeal and they will not play down to the audience – they will play to them. It’s going to be such an exciting program.”

Tickets for the concert are $15 and available at Didi’s, Donex and at the door.

Tupman is hoping people take advantage of this opportunity to see a quality performance.

“It will be exceptional for 100 Mile and we want to make sure we have a good turnout. We invest a lot to bring something like this in.”

100 Mile House Free Press