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OSO's Viva L'Italia

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is excited to present Viva L’Italia.  This concert will feature music from Italy. From baroque concertos, inspired by dances, to the drama of opera, to the grandeur of the landscape, this music will stir the imagination and lift your spirits.
 
Performance and ticket information are as follows;

Kelowna Community Theatre (KCT) / Friday, February 16, 7:30 pm - Kelowna Tickets 250.862.2867

Penticton at the Cleland Theatre / Saturday, February 17, 7:30 pm - Shatford Centre (in person) or by phone 888.974.9170

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre/Sunday, February 18, 7:00 pm - VPAC box office 250.549.7469.

Tickets for all shows are also available online at www.okanagansymphony.com/tickets/
 
The OSO is pleased to present Jens Lindemann on trumpet as our guest artist.  Jens is Canada’s leading trumpet soloist and the only solo brass player to be awarded the Order of Canada.  He currently lives in L.A. where he teaches at UCLA.  He has performed all over the world with leading orchestras, with jazz bands and in solo recitals.  He has performed at Carnegie Hall and in a solo recital for Queen Elizabeth II. For five years he was the principal trumpet with the Canadian Brass, Canada’s premiere brass ensemble. 

Jens will play three concertos with the OSO.  He will dazzle on the piccolo trumpet in a baroque concerto by Albinoni, perform the Concerto for Two Trumpets by Vivaldi with OSO principal trumpet, Audrey Patterson, and he will perform Dreaming of the Masters by Alan Gilliland.  Dreaming of the Masters was written for Jens and pays tribute to some of the great jazz trumpeters of a bygone era. Jens will also lead a clinic for trumpet players on Saturday, February 17 at the Forum in Kelowna. 

The OSO will open the performance with the Overture from Verdi’s dramatic opera Nabucco and will close on a grand scale with Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome the featured piece for our annual Side-by-Side (concert) which will see the OSO and the OSYO (Youth Orchestra), a total of 120 players, on stage for an exhilarating finale..



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