The Musicians

Members of the Orchestra

 

First Violins

Rachel Kristenson°, Concertmaster
Chair sponsored by John K. Whitehead & Associates

Susan Schaffer°, Assistant Concertmaster

Susan Aylard°
Cvetozar Vutev°
Sandra Wilmot

Second Violins

Martine den Bok°, Principal
Narumi Higuchi°
Chair sponsored by Dr. Kong & Noelle Khoo

John Suderman°
Sarah Anderson
Denis Letourneau

Violas

Ashley Kroecher°, Principal
Chair sponsored by Annette Toop

Sylvie Lange°
Jim Oliver
Fahlon Smith

Cellos

Flora Camuzet°*, Principal
Martin Kratky°
Chair sponsored by Janet Parkins & Jim Boyd

Olivia Walsh°
Morna Howie
Chair sponsored by Les & Catherine Dawson

Basses

Meaghan Williams°, Principal
Chair sponsored by Jane McAdam Callahan

Darko Cuk
Mark Haney

Flutes

Christine Moore, Principal
Chair sponsored by Andrew Grindlay

Sheila French

Oboes

Lauris Davis°, Principal
Chair sponsored by Dr. Randall & Mrs. Lynn Fairey

Juanita Gomes
Akane Setiawan

Clarinets

Erin Fung°, Principal
Nicola Everton
Sally Arai

Bassoons

Karmen Doucette°, Principal
Chair sponsored by Harriet Foltinek

Katelin Coleman
Olivia Martin
Katrina Russell

French Horns

Scott Wilson°, Principal
Dennis Colpitts
Edmund House
Nealee Humphreys
Sam McNally

 

Trumpets

Audrey Patterson°, Principal
Chair sponsored by Andrew Grindlay

Jim Howie

Trombones

Wade Dorsey, Principal
Bob Rogers
Gordon Waters

Tuba

Reynold Epp

Timpani

Dominique Bernath, Principal
Chair sponsored by Dr. Randall & Mrs. Lynn Fairey

Percussion

Katie Rife, Principal
Lonnie Burma

Keyboards

Carol Colpitts

° Core Musician
* on leave

Chair sponsorships available - please contact the OSO Office

Our Musicians

Martine is playing the violin, while standing and wearing a mask
Sam McNally playing French horn in rehearsal
From behind, a woman wearing a green sweater and playing violin with Bach on a music stand
Olivia Walsh, wearing black and wearing a mask, playing the cello with her eyes closed
String players in rehearsal
Blonde woman wearing a mask with the double bass
Sandra Wilmot in a mask, in rehearsal with her violin

OSO Chorus

Comprised of over 100 singers from throughout the Okanagan Valley, members rehearse weekly on a ‘per project’ basis joining the orchestra to perform a diverse repertoire under the direction of Music Director Rosemary Thomson.

Past major works have included The Creation (Haydn), Carmina Burana (Orff), and most recently Verdi’s Requiem. Other notable presentations include ‘A Night at the Proms’, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and ‘Spooktacular,’ which included the world premiere of The Raven, a unique setting by Gary Fry for orchestra, choir, and narrator based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

If you are interested in joining us* and experiencing the thrill of singing with our outstanding symphony orchestra, contact Carol Colpitts, OSO Pianist and Chorus Administrator at carcolp@gmail.com

*previous singing experience required

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