Okanagan Symphony

Okanagan Symphony 2018 2019 Season

All 9 Concerts - Buy all 9 concerts online now

$461.25 Adult
$409.50 Senior 65+
$236.25 Youth

Pick your favourite 6 Concerts - By phone or in person only (250-549-7469)

$318.00 Adult
$279.00 Senior 65+
$165.00 Youth

Pick your favourite 4 Concerts - By phone or in person only (250-549-7469)

$244.00 Adult
$198.00 Senior 65+
$115.00 Youth

 Masterworks "The Three Bs" - Sun, Sep 23 2018
 Special "Tanya Tagaq" - Sun, Oct 14 2018
 Masterworks "Requiem" - Sun, Nov 11 2018
 Christmas "Yuletide Tales" - Thu, Dec 20 2018
 Masterworks "Amadeus" - Sun, Jan 27 2019
 Masterworks "Joie De Vivre!" - Sun, Feb 17 2019
 Special "OSO at the Oscars" - Sun, Mar 10 2019
 Masterworks "Festive Fire" - Sun, Apr 7 2019
 Masterworks "Asian Fusion" - Sun, May 12 2019


Season Events

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The Three Bs!

Jane Coop – Piano
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Guest Artist:       Jane Coop – Piano 

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1, BWV 1066, C major
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 37, C minor
Brahms Serenade No.1, op.11, D major 

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms… these three composers are so renowned they have their own moniker, The Three Bs! Our opening night will turn the musical pages across three centuries of orchestral magic: Bach’s sparkling textures from the Baroque era, the drama of Beethoven from the classical era and the lush warmth of the romantic Brahms. Canada’s preeminent interpreter of classical piano, Jane Coop, will make our Steinways sing.

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Tanya Tagaq

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Guest Artists
Tanya Tagaq – Throat Singer
Christine Duncan – Improv leader
Dinuk Wijeratne First Winter
Christos Hatzis Thunder Drum
Tanya Tagaq/Christine Duncan/Jean Martin/
Orchestrated by Christopher Mayo  Qiksaaktuq
Tanya Tagaq Improvisations

The OSO is joined by Inuk artist and throat singer, Tanya Tagaq.  Recent winner of the coveted Polaris Prize, Tagaq has been described as one of the most unique performers on the planet.  She is an accomplished throat singer who transforms this traditional art form into contemporary expression.  Qiksaaktuq, (Grief) is an expression of the five stages of grief written and performed in tribute to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.  This performance will be visceral, raw and unforgettable.

Concert sponsor: Judy and Graham Burns

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The Music of Harry Potter

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$29.75 Adult
$22.00 Senior 65+
$16.75 Youth 18 under

$75.00 Family for 2 Adults, 2 Youth

Guest Artists
Anthony Knight – Harry Potter
Nina Ogasawara – Hermione Grainger

Harry Potter took the world by storm - first in the books, then in the movies, now in the music.  Kids only need to hear a few notes of John Williams’ iconic score to conjure up images of Hedwig’s flight and Diagon Alley. The magic of Harry Potter will be brought to life in readings and music with two wonderful young actors and the OSO.  Come in costume and let us whisk you away to Harry’s Wondrous World.

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Requiem

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Guest Artists:
Tracy Cantin – soprano, Lauren Segal – mezzo soprano, TBA – tenor, Justin Welsh – baritone
Okanagan Symphony Chorus:  Rosemary Thomson- Director
Musaic Vocal Ensemble: Frances Chiasson-Director
Guiseppe Verdi – Messa da requiem

Of all the musical settings of the Latin Mass for the Dead, Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ is the  most iconic. By turns dramatically terrifying and transcendent, it is often called ‘an opera in disguise’. With four of Canada’s leading operatic soloists, a massed choir of 150 voices and the full power of the OSO, this performance will deliver an exhilarating experience.  November 2018 marks the centenary of Armistice Day and we commemorate this historical occasion with the Okanagan premiere of this masterpiece.

Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation

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Amadeus

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Guest Artist: Erin Fung – Clarinet
 

Michael Colgrass  Letters from Mozart
W. A. Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K.622, A major
W. A. Mozart Symphony No. 41 K.551, C major “Jupiter” 

Melody in the hands of Mozart knows no equal.  His prolific gift for spinning a tune of simplicity and perfection is legendary. 250 years after his death he still inspires through his own music and through contemporary composers like Michael Colgrass. We celebrate Mozart’s genius with two of his latest works: his final symphony and his final concerto written for a brand new instrument of his day, the clarinet, performed by our own principal, Erin Fung. Both of these works showcase Mozart’s mercurial ability to portray gorgeous lyricism and absolute joy!

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Joie De Vivre!

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Guest Artist: Jaeden Izik-Dzurko – piano
Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra – Dennis Colpitts & Rosemary Thomson – Directors 

Camille Saint Saëns  Phaéton, Op. 39
Ernst Schneider Romantic Piano Concerto
Frederik Chopin Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, op.22
Maurice Ravel Ma Mѐre l’Oye Suite
Maurice Ravel  La Valse, poѐme chorégraphique

The stage will be brimming with energy as we present our annual Side by Side performance with the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra.  The French composers we have chosen for this concert are renowned for bringing stories to life in brilliant colour.  Inspired by Greek Myth, German Fairy tale and the grandeur of the European ballroom, this music will sparkle one moment and leave you breathless the next.  The Okanagan’s own Jaeden Izik Dzurko fresh from his Julliard studies will bring two piano concerti to life: Penticton composer Ernst Schneider’s sumptuous Romantic Concerto and Chopin’s glorious Grande polonaise.  Joie indeed!

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OSO at the Oscars

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Guest Artist
Melina Schein Moore – soprano 

From sweeping dramas to Hollywood classics, movies and their music are linked forever in our memories. Join us as we celebrate the winning songs and scores from decades of Academy Awards.  From Somewhere Over the Rainbow to Skyfall, audience darling Melina Moore will bring all of your favourites to life. Hear the brilliance of iconic composers including Ennio Morricone, John Williams and the contemporary voice of Alexandre Desplat as we bring to life the musical magic of the movies.

 

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Festive Fire

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Guest Artist   Lara St. John – violin 

Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture, op. 96
Igor Stravinsky  L’Oiseau de feu, “The Firebird Suite” 1919
Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, op.77, A minor 

Back by popular demand, Lara St. John returns to light up our stage in one of the most exhilarating concertos written for the violin. Lara studied this work in St. Petersburg and her indescribable energy will blaze through this tour de force.  This Concerto and the Festive Overture by Shostakovich show off this Russian master at his most resplendent.  We pair these works with the well-loved Firebird Suite for a musical evening of colour and radiance.

Guest artist: Judy and Graham Burns

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Asian Fusion

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Guest Artists 
Tokara Taiko – Art Lee Director
Nicole Ge Li – Erhu
Kelowna Korean Fan Dancers 

Miko Ishii Monoprism
Tan Dun Crouching Tiger Erhu Concerto
Vincent Ho Dragon Realms
Traditional Arirang
Yuzo Toyama Rhapsody 

We celebrate Asian heritage month with music of exceptional power and beauty.  The classical western orchestra blends with musical traditions and instruments of Asia to create a fusion of sound that is new and exciting.  The erhu (Chinese violin) is at the heart of the beautiful and haunting music created by Tan Dun for Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which will soar in the hands of Nicole Ge Li.  Tokara Taiko from Japan fuses with the OSO for music that is percussive and powerful.