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Oso Season Poster 2018 2019

Okanagan Symphony 2018 2019 Season

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

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

Tanya Tagaq
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Tanya Tagaq

18 10 14 Tanya Tagaq Poster 500

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

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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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Requiem

18 11 11 Requiem Thumb

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

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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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Yuletide Tales

18 12 20 Yuletide Tales

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

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GUEST ARTIST
Barry Gable, Baritone & Narrator *
Okanagan Symphony Youth Chorus

REPERTOIRE
Leroy Anderson Christmas Festival
Gary Fry A Child's Christmas in Wales *
arr. Harry Simeone Twas the Night Before Christmas Albert Hague How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Join all the "Whos down in Whoville" for this heartwarming show which brings classic holiday stories to life. Canadian baritone, Garry Gable will sing and narrate A Child's Christmas in Wales and The Grinch with 200 backup singers from the Okanagan Symphony Youth Chorus. Bring the whole familyto experience the wonder, delight and discovery of these well loved Yuletide tales.

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Amadeus

19 01 27 Amadeus Thumb

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

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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!

19 02 17 Joie De Vivre

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

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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

19 03 10 Oso At The Oscars

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

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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

19 04 07 Festive Fire

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

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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

19 05 12 Asian Fusion

$58.50 Adult
$51.00 Senior 65+
$28.00 Youth 18 under

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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.