OSO launches chamber salon series

The symphony's professional woodwind quintet performs four concerts in Summerland, Lake Country, Rutland and West Kelowna, April 1 to 3.

  • Mar. 25, 2016 5:00 p.m.

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) launches its OSO Chamber Salon Series with its professional woodwind quintet performing four concerts in Summerland, Lake Country, Rutland and West Kelowna, April 1 to 3.

“A woodwind quintet features the sparkling flute, plaintive oboe, versatile clarinet, robust bassoon and the golden tones of the horn (the brass interloper),” said OSO music director Rosemary Thomson. “Together, these different colours of instruments make a scintillating combination.”

The 90 minute program includes Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Piazzolla’s Oblivion, Endre Szervánszky’s Wind Quintet No. 1, György Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles, Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Bizet’s Carmen Suite and  Malcolm Arnold’s Three Shanties.

Concerts take place at the Summerland United Church Friday, April 1 at 2 p.m. with additional performances at the Rutland United Church at 10 a.m. and Winfield United Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. A final performance takes place at the Westbank United Church on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for all concerts are $20 (includes tea and cookies served during intermission) available by calling 250-862-2867, 1-888-974-9170 or online at www.okanagansymphony.com.