The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra has announced the launch of its 2022/2023 season. Ticket sales for returning subscribers are now available.
Music Director Rosemary Thomson extends a warm welcome. “I am so looking forward to making live music for you, something which I will never take for granted again,” she says.
This season of eight mainstage concerts, enhanced by the OSO’s robust education and community programming, is marked by first-time appearances by several distinguished artists, and the return of a number of audience favourites.
“Our repertoire has a balance of traditional gems from the standard orchestral canon and new works from the composers of today,” says Thomson. “I am particularly excited to feature compositions by female composers on all of our mainstage programs.”
Renowed pianist Angela Change will kick off the season in October. For the Christmas season, watch for tenor Ken Lavigne and the Okanagan Children’s Choir in a festive evening of song and celebration. In the spring, the spectrum singers join the Gary Cable Project for an orchestral rock odyssey.
New subscribers and single ticket purchasers are welcome to buy as of Monday, September 26. Flexible subscription packages and several options for enjoying the Symphony at a lower price point is helping to make OSO accessible to all.
Full season passes for eight shows are $440 while a pick-four pack is $240 for adults.
Read the OSO season brochure online.
MIND GAMES with Angela Cheng, piano
Kelowna October 21, 7:30 pm | Penticton October 22, 7:30 pm | Vernon October 23, 7:00 pm
Renowned Canadian pianist Angela Cheng returns to the OSO to open the season.
BIRD’S-EYE VIEW with Guy Few, trumpet
Kelowna November 18, 7:30 pm | Penticton November 19, 7:30 pm | Vernon November 20, 7:00 pm
Trumpeter Guy Few, a Canadian treasure, brings R. Murray Shafter’s glorious work for trumpet and orchestra, The Falcon’s Trumpet, to life.
COMFORT & JOY with Ken Lavigne, tenor, and the Okanagan Children’s Choir
Kelowna December 16, 7:30 pm | Penticton December 17, 7:30 pm | Vernon December 18, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the festive season as lyric tenor Ken Lavigne charms his way into your hearts!
ROUND DANCE with Cris Derksen, cello
Kelowna January 20, 7:30 pm | Penticton January 21, 7:30 pm | Vernon January 22, 7:00 pm
Juno-nominated cellist and composer Cris Derksen weaves her classical background, Indigenous ancestry and new school electronics to create genre-defying music.
MUSICAL GIANTS with Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, piano, and the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra
Kelowna February 10, 7:30 pm | Penticton February 11, 7:30 pm | Vernon February 12, 7:00 pm
Experience Rachmaninoff’s towering Third Piano Concerto and Jaeden Izik-Dzurko’s prodigious talent.
SYMPHONY CLASSICS with Adrian Anantawan, violin
Kelowna March 3, 7:30 pm | Penticton March 4, 7:30 pm | Vernon March 5, 7:00 pm
Extraordinary violinist Adrian Anantawan performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
ORCHESTRAL ROCK ODYSSEY featuring The Gary Cable Project and the Spectrum Singers
Kelowna March 31, 7:30 pm | Penticton April 1, 7:30 pm | Vernon April 2, 7:00 pm
The OSO and the Gary Cable Project turn up the volume with an evening of classic rock hits!
NORTHERN LIGHTS with Ariel Barnes, cello and the OSO Chorus
Kelowna May 12, 7:30 pm | Penticton May 13, 7:30 pm | Vernon May 14, 7:00 pm
The season closes with audience favourite Ariel Barnes, cello, and the OSO Chorus in uplifting and glorious music.
The OSO is pleased to partner with the newly established box office at Kelowna Community Theatre, as their ticket agent for Kelowna and Penticton performances. TicketSeller in Vernon continues to handle all sales for performances in Vernon.