The Chase Wines Masterworks IV
(Kelowna, BC, February 28 2018)– The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is proud to present this program of beauty, wit and charm that features music by Mozart and those inspired by him. Our guest artist is the remarkable Kevin Chen, who at the tender age of twelve is the youngest guest artist to ever grace our Masterworks stage.
Performance and ticket information are as follows;
- Kelowna Community Theatre (KCT) / Friday, March 9, 7:30 pm – Kelowna Tickets 250.862.2867
- Penticton at the Cleland Theatre / Saturday, March 10, 7:30 pm – Shatford Centre (in person) or Kelowna Tickets 888.974.9170
- Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre/Sunday, March 11, 7:00 pm. – VPAC box office 250.549.7469.
Tickets for all shows are also available online at www.okanagansymphony.com/tickets/
Kevin began piano studies at age five and within a few short years he had won National competitions, been named to CBC’s 30 top classical musicians under 30 and placed runner up with the Montreal Symphony Concerto Competition. Kevin is also a prolific composer having written some eighty compositions. And as if that weren’t enough, Kevin can also solve a Rubik’s cube in 44 seconds flat. Prodigious indeed!
Of course, one remarkable prodigy deserves another, and so we will feature the music of Mozart in this program, including Symphony No. 9 – written when he was just sixteen – and his Piano Concerto No. 20 which was Kevin’s request.
The second half of the program will feature Loud Sense, Kevin’s latest composition for orchestra and the Pulcinella Suite by Igor Stravinsky, a joyous way to finish the program.
In addition to being our featured performer and composer in our latest Masterworks Series, Kevin will perform at our Symphony School shows, inspiring 4500 Elementary school students throughout the Okanagan.
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is the third largest professional Symphony Orchestra in British Columbia; entertaining residents of the Okanagan Valley and visitors from around the globe with symphonic music since 1960. To learn more about the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra visit their website at www.okanagansymphony.com