We bring the magic of live orchestral music to people of all ages throughout the Okanagan.
Striving for artistic brilliance by offering concert experiences that excite, enlighten and entertain. We will connect with our communities by awakening their imagination and encouraging a love for live orchestral music through outreach and education programs and all forms of media. We invite the people in the Okanagan to engage in lifelong connections with the orchestra, while achieving financial sustainability through appropriate policies and practices.
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra began modestly as a small group of enthusiasts meeting in Penticton in the fall of 1959. The orchestra gave its first concerts in March 1960 in Kelowna, Penticton, Revelstoke and Vernon. The first resident musician was engaged in 1974. Now in its 58th year, the orchestra has developed from being a largely amateur organization to being the third largest professional orchestra in British Columbia. We are a major employer of professional musicians in the region and as such, we contribute significantly to the musical life of the area. Read more….
Help support the OSO continue to bring live orchestral music to the okanagan. Your support directly contributes to our Concerts, OSYO, and many more education & outreach programs.