Welcome to the Green Room

"In show business, the green room is the space in a theatre or similar venue that functions as a waiting room and lounge for performers before, during, and after a performance or show when they are not engaged on stage.from Wikipedia

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While we all wait to for Symphony of the Kootenays to get back on stage, join our host, Conductor Jeff Faragher, for an intimate series of converstations and music on a  variety of topics that bring Symphony of the Kootenays to life.

Please join the discussion and enjoy the music!

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From late February through June, we'll touch on each orchestra section, re-connect with favourite soloists and explore what it means to make music in the Kootenays.

Next Show:

Episode 6: A Different View of the Classical Orchestra 

Saturday May 8, 2021

7:30 MDT / 6:30 PDT



All programs start at 7:30pm Mountain / 6:30pm Pacific time.

They will be available to watch as a video later

* Programming and guests subject to change *

#1: February 27, 2021 

Symphony of the Kootenays and the BC interior

Guest: SOTK Concertmaster Cvetozar Vutev

Listen here to the program.  Thank you Cvetozar for your time and sharing your stories!

#2: March 13, 2021 

Being a musician in Cranbrook

Thank you: Penny LongStephanie Tichauer, and Evan Bueckert for joining us!  Listen here to the program

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#3: March 27, 2021

Travelling and Playing as a Section: The Cellos

Guests: Anne Scott (Principal cello), Liz Tremblay (cello ) and Shirley Wright (cello)

Thank you for joining us!  Listen here to the program

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#4: April 10, 2021 

Woodwinds in the Orchestra

Guests: Aura Pon (Principal oboe), Jonathan Gresl (Principal bassoon) and Barb Hume  (Principal clarinet)

Thank you for joining us!  Listen here to the program


#5: April 24, 2021 

The importance of an Orchestra for the Kootenays

Guests: Ruth Sawatsky (bassoon), Catherine MacKinnon (Principal flute) and Ruth Langevin (flute & piccolo)

Thank you for joining us!  Listen here to the program

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#6: May 8, 2021 

Approaching the classical orchestra from a different viewpoint

Guests: Sophia Smith (cello), Brie Hurlburt (violin) and Megan Bibby (violin)

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#7: May 22, 2021 

Juggling in the Percussion section

Guests: Robin Clegg (Principal percussion, timpani, tuba) and Sven Heyde (percussion)


#8: June 5, 2021 

Soloing with the SOTK

Guests: tba 

#9: June 19, 2021 

Traveling from Near and Far to be a part of the Symphony

Guests: tba 

#10: June 26, 2021 

Playing Live vs Virtual and a look ahead to Symphony on the Mountain

Guests: tba