Musical Fireworks in Penticton

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra continues in their series of festive performances with a concert to welcome the New Year.

Fireworks! opens with a musical description of a fireworks display by Canadian composer Gary Kulesha and is followed by Haydn’s Symphony No. 45, the “Farewell” concert, which features orchestra members bowing out, leaving the stage one by one during the final movement.

They do return, however, for J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, which features the warm tones of the lower-register string instruments and end the celebratory evening with a rendition of the Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Handel.

The OSO is joined by the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan under the direction of Imant Raminsh and the Night Owl Orchestra, directed by Sheila French.

The symphony will perform in Cleland Theatre on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Penticton and Wine Country Information Centre, 553 Railway St.

For more informations, visit the Okanagan Symphony website at www.okanagansymphony.com.


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