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

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.



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

#2: March 13, 2021 

Being a musician in Cranbrook

Guests: Penny Long (violin), Stephanie Tichauer (flute) and Evan Bueckert (keyboard, percussion, stage support)

#3: March 27, 2021

Travelling and Playing as a Section: The Cellos

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

#4: April 10, 2021 

Woodwinds in the Orchestra

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

#5: April 24, 2021 

The importance of an Orchestra for the Kootenays

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

#6: May 8, 2021 

Approaching the classical orchestra from a different viewpoint

Guests: tba

#7: May 22, 2021 

Juggling in the Percussion section

Guests: tba 

#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 

Cvetozar Vutev

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