2013-2014 Season

Welcome to the Okanagan Symphony's
54th Concert Season!

Message from Music Director, Rosemary Thomson

I am delighted to welcome you to our new season of music making with your Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.  It has been so much fun to put it all together with our Artistic Planning team and I am excited to bring the music to our stages, and to you, our listeners.

There is something for everyone this season, from our opening show of great orchestra classics to our closing Asian Celebration taking the orchestra in exciting new directions. Our guest artists come from across the country and also right here in our own backyard.  We bring back old friends like violinist Susanne Hou to play the evocative Butterfly Lovers Concerto, and welcome new artists to our stage like the young pianist Jan Lisiecki and spoken word artist Shane Koyzcan.  We present one of the oldest classics of the repertoire, Handel's Messiah (with an opportunity for you to Sing Along) and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our young guest artists of the YSO.

From Baroque to Beat Box, Heigh Ho Silver to Silver Anniversary, trumpets to taiko drums, this is a season packed with wonderful music guaranteed to bring us all closer to our own humanity.  I welcome you to our new season and invite you to see it... hear it... love it!


If you wish to have the 2013-14 Concert Season brochure mailed to you please call the office at 250-763-7544250-763-7544 or email: admin@okanagansymphony.com.

Kelowna: ph: 250.862.2867250.862.2867  or online here: KELOWNA
Penticton: ph: 250.276.2170250.276.2170 or online here: PENTICTON
Vernon: ph: 250.549.7469250.549.7469  or online here: VERNON



(Masterworks 1- October 2013)
Guest Artists: Dale Barltrop & Joseph Johnson
Kelowna Friday Oct 18  8:00pm (open dress rehearsal 2:00pm)
Penticton Saturday Oct 19 7:30pm
Vernon Sunday Oct 20 7:00pm

(Masterworks 2 - November 2013)
Guest Artists:
Colleen Venables, Violin
Youth Symphony of the Okanagan
Kelowna Friday Nov 15   8:00pm (open dress rehearsal 2:00pm)
Penticton Saturday Nov 16   7:30pm
Vernon Sunday Nov 17   7:00pm

(Family Matinee - December 2013)
In Collaboration With: Opera Kelowna
Kelowna Sunday Dec 8   2:00pm
Kelowna Sunday Dec 8   3:30pm
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(Christmas Special - December 2013)
Guest Artists:
Stephanie Nakagawa, Soprano
Lynne McMurtry, Mezzo-Soprano
Jason Ragan, Tenor
Gordon Bintner, Bass

Penticton Thursday,  Dec 19  7:30pm
Kelowna Friday Dec 20   7:30pm
Kelowna Saturday Dec 21   2:00pm - SPECIAL SINGALONG
Vernon Sunday Dec 22  7:00pm

(Masterworks 3 - January 2014)
Guest Artists:
Chelsea Rus, Soprano
Taylor Pardell, Mezzo Soprano

Martin Sadd, Tenor
Aaron Durand, Baritone

Kelowna Friday Jan 17  8:00pm (open dress rehearsal 2:00pm)
Penticton Saturday Jan 18  7:30pm
Vernon Sunday Jan 19  7:00pm

                                  POISED FOR FLIGHT
                                          (Masterworks 4 - February 2014)

                              Guest Artist: Jan Lisiecki, Piano
                                            Kelowna Saturday Feb 15  8:00pm (open dress rehearsal 2:00pm)
                                                           Vernon Sunday Feb 16  7:00pm
                                         (Special Concert - March 2014)
                                      Guest Artist: Shane Koyczan
                                                      Kelowna Friday  March 7  8:00pm
                                                      Penticton Saturday  March 8  7:30pm
                                                      Vernon Sunday March 9   7:00pm

                               DYNAMIC DUO
                                         (Masterworks 5 - April 2014)
                                           Guest Artists:
                                    Guy Few & Nadina Mackie Jackson

Kelowna Friday  April 4  8:00pm (open dress rehearsal 2:00pm)
                                                      Penticton Saturday  April 5  7:30pm
                                                      Vernon Sunday April 6   7:00pm

(Masterworks 6 - May 2014)

Guest Artists:
Susanne Hou
Ensemble Liberta
Yamabiko Taiko

Kelowna Saturday May 10  8:00pm (open dress rehearsal 2:00pm)
Vernon Sunday May 11  7:00pm

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