Jim Elderton

Classical Notes: A noble start to the Okanagan Symphony season

Sunday’s season opener for the Okanagan Symphony was the fall reunion after the long, hot summer.

Classical Notes: Enjoy symphonic mayhem Sunday

British tradition promenades its way to Vernon when Okanagan Symphony performs Last Night of the Proms as its last show of the season.

CLASSICAL NOTES: Symphony embraces summer’s dawn

Okanagan Symphony welcomes Roger Cole, principal oboist of the Vancouver Symphony, to perform Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss.

CLASSICAL NOTES: Artist and his cello sing to Elgar

Review: Okanagan Symphony concert featured Arnold Choi playing one of the greatest cello pieces ever, Sir Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Classical Notes: OSO in Transformation

On Sunday, the Okanagan Symphony opened their 53nd season with 53 performers on stage.

CLASSICAL NOTES: Studio puts pizzazz in Pirates

Jim Elderton reviews Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, a comic operetta produced by Melina Moore’s Valley Vocal Arts studio.

Okanagan Symphony sparkles as season comes to an end

Symphony wraps up a successful year with its last concert of the season, Russian Gems, at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday.

Classical Notes: OSO showcases divas and dastards

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra brings some of opera's greatest arias to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

CLASSICAL NOTES: Concert worth $6 million violin

Columnist Jim Elderton reviews Okanagan Symphony's recent performance

Classical Notes: Symphony uses the force to relay movie magic

Review: Okanagan Symphony boldly goes where no symphony has gone before... wait wrong movie... This one was for the film fan everywhere!

Classical Notes: Concert goes off with a bang

Okanagan Symphony crowds the stage at Performing Arts Centre for rousing performance of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Review: Bells put symphony in merry mood

Audience is also treated to marimba concerto, Christmas carols and Bachman's moody Zun Lauten at OSO performance Sunday.

Review: Symphony triumphs with Requiem

Classical Notes reviewer Jim Elderton heralds the OSO's performance of Mozart's final work before he died: the lush and beautiful Requiem.

Brilliant ‘soundscape’ opens OSO season

The symphony opens its 2011-12 season accompanied by Kelowna Ballet and trumpeter Guy Few performing Schafer's The Falcon's Trumpet.

Live from The Met begins with Anna Bolena

The Saturday morning opera-goers “club” at Galaxy Cinemas is about to re-group, when the phenomenally successful screening of the series The Met: Live in HD returns for its sixth season.

Classical Notes: OSO season ends on strong note

At the Performing Arts Centre, only hours after the sets for Thoroughly…

CLASSICAL NOTES: Verdi and Wagner cap season

Metropolitan Opera’s HD-Live-at-the-Met finishes the season with two of the greatest in…

CLASSICAL NOTES: Moving mountains

William Hopson, who played the Concerto for Alphorn (Jean Daetwyler) at Okanagan…

Playing chicken

The theatre genre of light musical comedy started in the 1800s as…

How the kids got their symphony

What if there was a very special symphony concert for children?