The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra kicks off 59th season with The Three B’s!

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra kicks off 59th season with The Three B’s!

(Kelowna, BC, September 12, 2018) – Bach, Beethoven and Brahms… three composers so renowned that they now have their own moniker, The Three B’s! Music that spans three centuries of great Germanic tradition is the beautiful experience we’ve chosen to open our 59th season. Featured Guest Artist will be pianist Jane Coop, OC.

Described as “an artist of unusual distinction” (New York Daily News), pianist Jane Coop has performed across Canada as well as all over the world. She is the recipient of many awards culminating with the Order of Canada bestowed on her in 2012. Ms. Coop has recorded sixteen CDs and has proudly remained a member of the teaching faculty of the University of British Columbia for many years. She is also much in demand internationally as a jury member for piano competitions around the globe.

Jane Coop will be featured in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, one of this composer’s most lyrical works. Ms. Coop is a renowned performer of Beethoven’s works. The Ottawa Citizen states “As for Coop, there may be a better Beethoven pianist around, but I’ve yet to hear one.”

“We are all so thrilled to welcome Jane Coop, a legend among Canadian pianists to our stages” says OSO Music Director, Rosemary Thomson. “Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto showed that this composer, renowned for his driving rhythms and abrupt dynamic changes, could also write in a more intimate style that simply makes the piano sing.”

The program will open with the Orchestral Suite No. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach, a collection of dances from the Baroque era which display unlimited melodic invention with sparkling rhythms. Finally, Brahms takes us to a more romantic scene inspired by the beauty of nature complete with horn hunting calls and rustic dances closing this program with his Serenade No. 1.

Don’t miss Rosemary Thomson’s pre-concert chat one hour before each Chase Masterworks performance at Concert Close-Up!

Performance and ticket information are as follows;

  • Kelowna Community Theatre– Friday, September 21, at 7:30 pm
    • Kelowna Tickets 250.862.2867
  • Penticton Cleland Theatre – Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 pm
    • Shatford Centre (in person) or Kelowna Tickets 888.974.9170
  • Vernon Performing Arts Centre – Sunday, September 23, at 7:00pm
    • TicketSeller Vernon 250.549.7469

Tickets for all shows are also available online at

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

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