SYMPHONY LAUNCHES 2016-2017 SEASON(Kelowna, BC, September 28, 2016) – The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) has launched single ticket sales for the 2016-2017 season, one that promises to inspire, entertain and welcome new and seasoned audience members to the OSO stages in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon October through May.This season the OSO will perform three fantastic symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn as well as Mussorgsky’s towering Pictures at an Exhibition. The OSO also pays tribute to vibrant music from Latin and South America.  The Christmas performance of Messiah will appeal to those who love tradition, and a new collaboration with Ballet Kelowna to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial will close our season and excite those who love to discover something new. With a pre-concert chat before each of the Deloitte Masterworks Series concerts, open dress rehearsals, family matinées, school concerts, preschool activities, the OSO Chorus and the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra, there are so many ways to make the OSO a part of your life.The season opens in Kelowna on Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm (doors & pre-concert chat 6:30pm) with additional performances in Penticton Saturday, October 22 at 7:30pm (doors & pre-concert chat 6:30pm) and Vernon on Sunday, October 23 at 7:00pm (doors & pre-concert chat 6:00pm). Tickets are $56.25 for adults; $49.00 for seniors and $26.75 for youth and are available for the Kelowna concerts by phone through Kelowna Tickets at 250.862.2867, Penticton through the Shatford Centre or by phone 888.974.9170 and the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre phone 250.549.7469 or online via Season tickets and single tickets are now available for purchase and audiences are encouraged to purchase tickets early as many performances are expected to sell out well in advance.“Planning a season is one of the great joys of being a Music Director,” Rosemary Thomson, OSO Music Director, says. “There is so much wonderful music to choose from. Our Artistic Planning team is excited to share our season with you, our passionate audience, and we hope that it will stir your imagination as you consider these concerts.”The season opens in October with the infectious rhythm of Kodaly and soaring music of Brahms and Tchaikovsky, the “meat and potatoes” of symphonic music. The music of Elton John will be performed in November for the OSO’s annual POPs concert featuring Jeans ‘n Classics — the OSO invites you to relive the past decades as we sing and play all of your favourites. The New Year will see returns of guest artists Ian Parker in January and Minsoo Sohn in March, bookending our annual side-by-side concert with the OSYO in February, featuring flutist Christie Reside. The OSO has also partnered with Bumbershoot Theatre to bring Hansel & Gretel to the stage for the OSO’s annual family matinee in December and will close off the season in a collaboration with Ballet Kelowna in May.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 or follow at and  See it, Hear it, Love it!


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