Happy New Year from the OSO

Happy New Year from the OSO

For January’s Mainstage concert, A TOUCH OF VIENNA

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is thrilled to welcome Canadian horn wizard James Sommerville as our guest artist.

They are also delighted to have their OSO Chorus performing selections from Viennese operettas (Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus) along with soprano Irina Medvedev.

In addition to Mozart’s joyous and soul-filling Symphony No. 29, the OSO and Jamie, as both soloist and conductor, will present Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3. And what concert that tips its hat to Vienna would be complete without the iconic Blue Danube Waltz?

Please join us, January 19 (Kelowna), 20 (Penticton) and 21 (Vernon). Note that the Penticton and Vernon performances are 2:00 pm matinees.


Fri, Jan 19 at 7:30 pm – Kelowna Community Theatre


Sat, Jan 20 at 2:00 pm – Cleland Community Theatre


Sun, Jan 21 at 2:00 pm – Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

An acclaimed horn soloist, symphonic player, and conductor, James Sommerville retired a year ago from his position as Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, capping an orchestral career that included seasons with the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and as acting solo horn of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

His career as a French horn soloist spanned over 35 years, highlighted by immensely successful appearances with major orchestras throughout North America and Europe. His recording of the Mozart Horn Concertos (including the Concerto No. 3) with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Recording in Canada.

Last opportunity for a 2023 tax receipt

With your help, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra makes and shares live musical experiences for thousands of people — all ages, all walks of life — throughout the Okanagan Valley. Whether through our concert series or our numerous community engagement programs, the OSO is for everyone!

The arts continue to sustain and encourage us through the challenges of our world and our communities. While needs are many and great at this time of year, the Okanagan Symphony is grateful for your support.

Donations received by December 31st will be acknowledged with a 2023 tax receipt.



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