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Okanagan Symphony Orchestra opens 53rd season

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra opens their 53rd season with three outstanding works, each with the capacity to transform the listener.

The beauty of nature is the inspiration in each of these works which evoke a full range emotional responses from the lightness of spring which gladdens the heart to the foreboding of a violent storm which sends shivers down the spine followed by the calmness of an evening sunset bringing peace and serenity.

The concert opens with a sound scape created by Canadian composer Randolph Peters: Butterfly Wings and Tropical Storms and is followed by the beautifully poetic Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss performed by Okanagan soprano, Alexandra Babbel.  The concert closes with Beethoven’s magnificent tribute to nature, The Pastoral Symphony No.6 in F Major.

Join the OSO in Penticton on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleland Theatre and be transformed by the poignancy, mystery and power of this transcendental music. Tickets are available from the Penticton & Wine Country Information Centre, 553 Railway St. or by phone at 250-276-2170 or 1-800-663-5052.

For additional information on this concert and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, please visit the website www.okanagansymphony.com.

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