Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert to feature graduating students

Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert to feature graduating students

The Okanagan Symphony is proud to present the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra in their Spring Concert.

Four graduating students will be spotlighted in concerto performances, as part of a full program of symphonic works.

VERNONSaturday, May 63:00 pmTrinity United ChurchPENTICTONSunday, May 72:00 pmCleland Community TheatreKELOWNASunday, May 77:00 pmFirst Lutheran ChurchPurchase tickets here, or at the door

Student concerto performances typically involve one movement from a full work. The featured soloists this May are trombonist Dryden Bennett, violinist Sophie Planchat, flutist Aiisha Rishi, and violinist Tyler Shea performing music by Alexandre Guilmant, Ernest Bloch, François Devienne, and Dmitry Kabalevsky respectively.

While we take great pride in these young musicians and are grateful for all they contributed during their years in the OSYO, it will be a bittersweet occasion as we mark the end of this part of their training, and they move on to new challenges and opportunities.

Dryden will be studying composition at the University of Calgary in the fall. Sophie will be studying violin at the University of Ottawa, while Aiisha will enter her fourth year as a psychology major at UBCO. Tyler will be studying Jazz at Capilano College.The program will also include a new work by OSYO member Liam Moeskops, produced through this year’s Student Composition Program. Liam also has plans to study composition at university. Led by co-conductors Dennis Colpitts and Rosemary Thomson, the OSYO program provides a rigorous orchestral education, and offers its young players other opportunities for musical growth, including coaching and mentoring by OSO players, concerto performances, a composition training program, and annual side-by-side concerts featured with the OSO. The students rehearse and perform a full symphony on the Spring Concert. This year it is Symphony No. 1 in G Minor by Vasily Kalinnikov. Tickets for all OSYO concerts can be purchased in advance through the OSO website, or at the door. Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10, all taxes and fees included.

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