The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents OSO at the Oscars®!

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents
OSO at the Oscars®!

(Kelowna, BC, February 26, 2019)

The OSO is excited to announce our upcoming Special, OSO at the Oscars®. Generously sponsored by The Vibrant Vine, this show is designed to walk the audience back through decades of music that will be forever linked to some of the greatest movies ever made.

Music has always been an integral part of storytelling. And nowhere is it more apparent than when it’s featured on the big screen. Movie music has stood the test of time, through a dizzying range of genres, styles and performers.

Our own performers for this evening are a truly dynamic duo who choose to make Vernon their home: soprano Melina Schein and her son, tenor Justin Moore. Both Melina and Justin have performed separately with the OSO in the past and we are excited to host them together on our stage for this evening of musical celebration.

Melina, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up in New York City and received her undergraduate training at The Juilliard School in voice and piano accompaniment. A versatile, high-lyric coloratura with a passion for musical theatre, Melina has left her indelible mark on a series of Broadway, off-Broadway and touring productions. Since 1996, Schein has been the founder and director of the Valley Vocal Arts Studio in Vernon, British Columbia.

Justin’s first performance with the OSO was in 2009, at the age of nine. Since then, he has appeared in full musical productions of Les Miserables, Mel Brooks’ The Producers and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, all with Big Apple Productions and Valley Vocal Arts. In addition, he made a guest vocal appearance in last year’s popular tribute to John Denver, Rocky Mountain High.

In celebration of the Oscars® legacy of outstanding musical contributions, Melina and Justin will be performing some of the most iconic movie music ever produced, from classics like Moon River and When You Wish Upon a Star to modern-day compositions from La La Land and the Disney film Coco. In addition, the OSO will rev up to perform some of the most memorable orchestral themes from some of the top-grossing films of all time.

OSO Music Director Rosemary Thomson says, “Imagine your favourite movies without the soundtrack. The shark becomes less scary, the victory in Star Wars less satisfying. The melodies, rhythms and colours of music are what we associate with our favourite stories. We look forward to bringing them all to life.”

Performance and ticket information are as follows:

Kelowna Community Theatre – Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm Kelowna Tickets 250.862.2867

Cleland Theatre (Penticton) – Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm Kelowna Tickets 888.974.9170

Vernon Performing Arts Centre – Sunday, March 10 at 7pm TicketSeller 250.549.7469

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, follow at or find us on Instagram and Twitter.

For more information please contact the OSO at

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