OSO Season opener brings the VSO to the Okanagan
(Kelowna, BC)– The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is thrilled to present the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) as part of their tour of the BC Interior. This Grammy and Juno award winning orchestra will open the OSO’s 58th season.
Maestro Bramwell Tovey (Order of Canada) will lead the VSO in three performances throughout the Okanagan Valley as they tour the BC Interior in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.
Performance and ticket information are as follows;
Kelowna Community Theatre (KCT)
Friday, September 29 7:30 pm
– Kelowna Tickets 250.862.2867
Saturday, September 30 7:30 pm
-Shatford Centre (in person) or by phone 888.974.9170
Vernon District Performing Arts Centre
Sunday, October 1st 7:00 pm.
VPAC box office 250.549.7469
Tickets for all shows are also available online at www.okanagansymphony.com.
The VSO will perform two great classics of the orchestral repertoire, Rossini’s William Tell Overture which inspired the Lone Ranger theme and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony which is a blockbuster masterpiece guaranteed to bring the audience to their feet. In addition, the VSO will feature a new work composed by their Maestro, Bramwell Tovey written to showcase BC Mezzo-Soprano, Marion Newman of the Kwagliuth and Stó:lo First Nation.
“We are all very excited to present the VSO for our audiences throughout the Okanagan,” says OSO Music Director Rosemary Thomson. “Maestro Tovey has been a huge mentor to me, and I’m thrilled that our community will get to experience his extraordinary leadership and versatility both on the podium and through his new composition, Ancestral Voices.”
The VSO performances are the first in The Chase Wines Masterworks series presented by the OSO throughout the season. This six part series features signature concerts and special guest artists. Thomson will also offer insights about the music for each evening at the OSO’s Maestra’s Chat. These take place one hour before each Masterworks performance in all three cities. Tickets to the opening night, and to the entire 2017/2018 OSO season, are available now at www.okanagansymphony.com.
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 or follow at www.twitter.com/OKSymponyOrch, www.facebook.com/OkanaganSymphonyOrchestra and www.instagram.com/okanagansymphony. See it, Hear it, Love it!