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Guitarist adds to fiery OSO performance

Vancouver guitarist Daniel Bolshoy joins the Okanagan Symphony in Vernon Sunday to perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Guitar Concerto No. 1 by Italian composer Mario Tedesco. - submitted
Vancouver guitarist Daniel Bolshoy joins the Okanagan Symphony in Vernon Sunday to perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Guitar Concerto No. 1 by Italian composer Mario Tedesco.
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On Sunday, the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra to fill the Vernon Performing Arts Centre stage with 100 musicians performing the fiery Spanish temperament of Espana.

“The energy that we will get from the stage in both the enthusiasm of the musicians and the music in which they are performing will create an evening of fun, upbeat sounds in each theatre,” said Scott Wilson, OSO general manager. “Attendees will also be treated to the guitar sounds of guest artist Daniel Bolshoy; all of which will tempt the audience to get up and dance in the aisles.”

Vancouver guitarist Bolshoy is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions, and progressive programming of solo and chamber music. His concert tours take him from prestigious international concert stages to remote villages and house concerts.

“The five pieces in this concert represent vigorous rhythms, expansive melodies and direct emotional appeal,” said OSO maestra Rosemary Thomson.

Repertoire includes Espana, written by Emmanuel Chabrier, a boisterous rhapsody with a folk music feel, and Saudades, an emotional piece by composer John Estacio, which  explores melancholy, nostalgia, anger, frustration and solitude. The concert then moves into Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto  de Aranjuez, which is a fusion of colourful and classical music. Guitar Concerto D, written by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, provides a serene story of the composer’s life in Italy. The concert then has a Spanish fiery closing with the piece Capricci Espagnol, written by composer Nicola Rimsky-Korsakov.

Espana takes the stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Ticket Seller in the centre. Call 250-549-7469 or online at www.ticketseller.ca.

 

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