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 2017/2018 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 Concert Series.
DEC 2, 2017 - Trinity United Church - Vernon @ 3 pm
DEC 3, 2017 - The CLeland Theatre - Penticton @ 2 pm
DEC 3,2017 - First Lutheran Church, Kelowna @ 7 pm
MAY 5, 2018 - Trinity United Church - Vernon @ 3 pm
MAY 6, 2018 - The CLeland Theatre - Penticton @ 2 pm
May 6, 2018 - First Lutheran Church, Kelowna @ 7 pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH KELOWNA TICKETS @ 250.862.2867, WWW.KELOWNATICKETS.COM/SYMPHONY OR AT THE DOOR.
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
CONCERTS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
OSYO 2017/18 REGISTRATION PACKAGE AVAILABLE HERE
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