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It’s Carnival time. Sensual melodies, syncopated rhythms and colourful instrumentation will make this concert toe-tapping fun. Principal flutist of the VSO, Christie Reside is featured in Rodrigo’s evocative Concierto Pastoral. Inspired by the youth and fire of the El Sistema program in Venezuela, we share our stage with the OSYO for Arturo Marquez’ Danzon No. 2. OlE

Featuring/ Okanagan Youth Symphony Orchestra

Since becoming apart of the Okanagan organization, the OSYO has expanded its player complement to 80 musicians and now has a performance schedule of of nine concerts in their season. The OSYO performs fall and spring programs on its own in each of Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon Communities as well as appearing in one side-by-side performance with the OSO. Participants range from 10 ti their early 20’s and represent the length of the Okanagan Valley. OSYO rehearsals begin each September with a rehearsal camp weekend, and continue every Sunday through till the final May concert series. Many graduates of our program go on to study music at a university level, and it is our hope we will one day see them back on our stage as a professional OSO musician. 

ALSO featuring/ Heather Stranks & Jen Goerner from

GUEST ARTIST/ Christie Reside

Christie Reside began her career in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as Second Flute at the age of 19. She received her formal training with Timothy Hutchins at McGill University in Montreal, and continued her training with Lise Daoust, Marina Piccinini, and Patrick Gallois at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Ms. Reside has been an active participant in numerous competitions, winning the National Music Festival of Canada at the age of 14, and placing second at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition (England) as well as the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition (Italy).

She has been invited to participate in several festivals around the world, including the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy, the Bellingham Music Festival, and the Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music.

An enthusiastic chamber musician, Ms. Reside has collaborated with artists such as Rudolf Jansen, Olivier Thouin, Yegor Dyachkov, and Lise Daoust. She frequently performs as a soloist and has appeared with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, among others. Ms. Reside is currently the Principal Flute of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2004. She also joins the Seattle Symphony as Principal Flute for their 2013-2014 season. She maintains a private studio and is sought after as a clinician and adjudicator across Canada.

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