Celtic artist debuting new material with Symphony

Lizzy Hoyt performing with Symphony of the Kootenays, Feb 13.

Canadian Celtic and Folk artist Lizzy Hoyt will be performing with the Symphony of the Kootenays

Canadian Celtic and Folk artist Lizzy Hoyt will be performing with the Symphony of the Kootenays

For the Townsman

The Symphony of the Kootenays’ 40th Anniversary Season continues Saturday, Feb. 13, with a premiere presentation with award-winning Canadian Celtic and folk artist Lizzy Hoyt.

Entitled Canadian Folk Sketches, the show debuts Lizzy Hoyt’s new symphonic arrangements of her original Canadian-inspired songs as well as a mix of beloved folk songs from across the country.

“Canadian folk artist Lizzy Hoyt is a true performer,” says Symphony of the Kootenays’ Music and Artistic Director, Jeff Faragher. “She dazzles audiences with her angelic voice, fast fingers and flashy footwork. Her band members are consummate musicians and the group seamlessly interlock to create a rich tapestry of sound.”

Based in Edmonton, Lizzy Hoyt is a singer, songwriter, fiddler, step-dancer and one of the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country. She was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by Canada’s Governor General in 2013 for her outstanding contribution to commemorating Canadian veterans and history through music. She has been nominated for and won numerous other awards. Most recently, Lizzy was nominated as Solo Artist of the Year for the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

“It will be a true joy to experience her performance with a full symphony orchestra, live on stage at the Key City Theatre when she joins the Symphony of the Kootenays,” adds Faragher. “Come and join us in a cross-Canada musical expedition and warm your hearts with the joy of music.”

Founded in 1975, the Symphony of the Kootenays is a remarkable group of musicians from the BC Kootenays and southern Alberta. Musicians gather for their concerts, performing music from Bach to Celtic folk. Come see and hear what the buzz is all about.

Tickets are available at the Key City Theatre box office in Cranbrook, 250