Founded by world-renowned composer Imant Raminsh the OSYO came about to promote the importance of music education at the highest level, especially to our youth. Over the last few years, under the directorship of Rosemary Thomson and Dennis Colpitts, the OSYO has grown considerably showing the clear need and desire to engage youth in making live music together. Their shared passion for music education is contagious among these young musicians – many of whom decide to pursue promising musical careers.
OSYO Music Director
The OSYO accepts new applicants to begin playing between the following dates:
May 15 – September 15
(no rehearsals – only ‘meet the conductor’ sessions)
November 15 – December 15
February 15 – March 15
The 2016/2017 registration package can be downloaded here. It includes the following:
- registration information
- fees for the year (please contact us if you are joining part way through the season)
- rehearsal schedule
concert dates and places
- Camp Hatikvah information
- Media/publicity permission form
Please send us an email for any inquiries:
Having the privilege of playing with the OSYO has enriched my life, it has allowed me to experience the many diverse talents of all the musicians, which in turn has improved me as both a flutist and a person.
- Jasmine Lam
joins us for our Spring Concert Series.
May 13, 2017 - Trinity United Church - Vernon @ 3 pm
May 14, 2017 - The CLeland Theatre - Penticton @ 2 pm
May 14,2017 - Firt Lutheran Church, Kelowna @ 7 pm
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2
Cecile Chaminade - Concertino pour Flute, Op.107
Beethoven - Violin Concerto ‘Romance’
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON OUR WEBSITE STARTING MARCH 15,2017.
TICKETS AVAILABLE OVER THE PHONE @ 250.763.7544 or AT THE DOOR.
How do they do it?
Working with the Professionals
Students compose their own music
Joining the OSYO has made a huge improvement in both my playing and my life. Every week I look forward to playing with all these amazing talented people.
- Shelby Quiring
CONCERTS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
OSYO 2016/17 REGISTRATION PACKAGE AVAILABLE HERE
PARENTS CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO A PRIVATE VIDEO OF THE OSO/ OSYO SIDE BY SIDE
Over the last four years with the symphony I have learned so many valuable lessons and met so many talented people, without this experience I wouldn’t have become the person I am today.
- Rhiannon Jones