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.

Rosemary Thomson

Rosemary Thomson

OSYO Music Director

Dennis Colpitts

Dennis Colpitts

Conductor

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:

outreach@okanagansymphony.com

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. 

FALL 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

SPRING SERIES

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

Registration Package

PARENTS CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO A PRIVATE VIDEO OF THE OSO/ OSYO SIDE BY SIDE

HEROES & HEROINES - February 14, 2016

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

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