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Welcome to the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s 59th Season! With my colleagues at the OSO, I am excited to present our programming for the 2018/2019 concerts. I hope that you will find these programs as exhilarating as I do.

In our Masterworks Series, with continued sponsorship by The Chase Wines, you will find a variety of programming from great classical orchestral standards like Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms to favourite French composers and a blockbuster Russian program. We commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice day with Verdi’s masterpiece Messa da requiem and bring back a celebration of Asian Heritage Month with an Asian Fusion program. Join me one hour before each Masterworks program for a pre-concert chat at Concert Close-up.

We are proud to present wonderful soloists: returning favourites like violinist Lara St. John, established Canadian artists like pianist Jane Coop and Canada’s up-and-coming stars like the Okanagan’s own Jaeden lzik-Dzurko.
Our specials this season have something for everyone. We are thrilled to present Tanya Tagaq with the OSO for a powerful evening. We explore more contemporary pops music in our 050 at the Oscars® and Yuletide Tales, welcoming back our own Okanagan Symphony Youth Chorus.
We have an array of family programming including The Music of Harry Potter, as well as the return of Symphony Storytime for our youngest listeners. Check out the many ways you can become part of the 050 through our Education and Outreach programs, sponsorship, donations, and by volunteering. Best of all, join us for the magic of live music through this season where you will See it … Hear it … Love it …

WE HAVE A WINNER!

The OSO congratulates Gordon and Dianne Johnston… our winners of the Bucket List Raffle! We wish them all the best on their trip circumnavigating Newfoundland with Adventure Canada and WestJet. Thanks to all who bought a ticket in support of the OSO and our outreach programs.

We’re grateful for your generosity.

Welcome to OSYO 2018/19!

It is our pleasure to announce another season, our 30th, for the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra! The OSYO is the flagship program leading all OSO education programs. Please accept our heartfelt thank you for your support this past season.
The upcoming 2018/2019 season is sure to be a fantastic year.

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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER WANTED

We bring the magic of live orchestral music to people of all ages in the Okanagan Valley.

Poised to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is a vital contributor to the vibrant arts and culture environment in the Okanagan Valley.

The Board of Directors is currently seeking candidates for the position of Development Manager.

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The Development Manager will create and implement strategies and coordinate development of major gifts, planned giving, annual campaigns, sponsorships, donor cultivation and special events to provide a sustainable funding base for the OSO.

Attributes:

  • Proven experience in fund development
  • Ability to develop long and short-term plans for fund development
  • Proven ability to provide leadership in a collaborative team atmosphere
  • Proven ability to pro-actively build relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Superior written and spoken communication skills
  • Familiarity with trends and strategies in the field of fund development for not-for-profit organizations.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes and covering letters by July 20, 2018 to development@okanagansymphony.com.

Only candidates being considered for interviews will receive replies.