MEDIA RELEASE: Chamber Music Kelowna’s final 2021-22 Season Concert at the Mary Irwin Theatre on Friday, May 27, 2022

Kelowna, BC – Chamber Music Kelowna Society (CMK) will present its final concert of the 2021-22 regular season on Friday, May 27, 2022, with a long-awaited appearance by Marina Thibeault (viola) and Corey Hamm (piano). The two artists will take the stage at the Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in downtown Kelowna at 7:30 pm.

Celebrated for her “deep rich sound, exceptional virtuosity, and enthusiasm”, Marina Thibeault’s “plangent tone and expressive phrasing” (The Strad) lends to a great richness in her playing that is on display across genres. Since being named Radio-Canada’s classical “Revelation” for 2016-2017, Marina has delighted audiences across Canada, the United States, and Europe with her elegant, spellbinding performances and engaging presence. Marina is also a member of the faculty at UBC’s distinguished School of Music in Vancouver.

Corey Hamm has established a unique musical profile as a solo pianist and chamber musician of diverse talents. He has commissioned over 200 solo, chamber and concerto works. Corey is an award-winning Professor of Piano at the UBC in Vancouver, and in addition to his solo and ensemble performances, he regularly appears with Marina Thibeault.

Together, Thibeault and Hamm will perform works by Joseph Hadyn, Darius Milhaud, and Rebecca Clarke. The program will include Haydn’s Divertimento in D major (arr. Piatagorsky), Milhaud’s Sonata for viola and piano Nr. I, Op 240, and both Morpheus and Sonata for viola and piano by Clarke.

Chamber Music Kelowna’s 2021-2022 concert season is presented by Bannister Cadillac, with Marina and Corey’s performance on Friday, May 27, 2022 sponsored by Pushor Mitchell LLP. Chamber Music Kelowna is grateful for the contributions these sponsors have made to their 42nd concert season. An exciting lineup of Canadian and international artists is planned for the forthcoming 2022-23 CMK main season opening on October 28, 2022. Dates and performers for 2022-23 will be announced as part of the season finale on May 27 and renewal packages for current subscribers will be available at the performance. Subscription orders for new members may be placed at any time from May 27 and will be fulfilled in the order they are received once renewing subscribers’ seating requests are accommodated.

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