Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Storytime’ for young music lovers

Storytime is back!

Along with a full season of concerts for our “grown up fans,” the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is again providing opportunities for the youngest music lovers in Kelowna.

Symphony Storytime — presented with the generous support of Interior Savings and led by master educator Joe Berarducci — is a series of four interactive musical “cushion concerts” for toddlers and their family. Each one is based on a popular nursery rhyme, story or fable, and features a different family of orchestra instruments,

Along with Joe, musicians from the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra bring the story to life with fun and movement-inspiring songs.

The series kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 16 with “The Tortoise & The Hare,” featuring the brass instrument family. There are two performances; one at 9:30 a.m. and the second at 11:00 a.m. Both are at the Centre Culturel Francophone de l’Okanagan, 702 Bernard Ave (at Richter) in Kelowna. The show is approximately 40 minutes long.

Please note: Due to Public Health protocols and limits on capacity, tickets must be purchased in advance through the OSO website; there will be no sales at the door.

The OSO’s Mission calls us “To awaken curiosity and to share the power of live orchestral music.” Our Vision imagines “A dynamic and diverse community connected and moved by live music.”

Those two ideals begin in childhood – who has more curiosity than a toddler, and who can immerse themselves in diverse community more naturally than the preschool crowd?
We invite families throughout Kelowna to make the OSO’s Symphony Storytime cushion concerts part of their littlest music lovers’ journey of discovery!

Seating for this performance will be spaced between parties and safely distanced from the performers. Masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces for children and adults over the age of 12, and are recommended for all.

Proof of vaccination will be required for entry for parents and caregivers’ as per provincial guidelines for events.

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