OSO hosting music of Elton John

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is bringing the music of Elton John to Penticton with band Jeans 'n Classics.

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is hosting the Jeans ‘n Classics band for their Okanagan Symphony debut to perform Madmen Across the Water: The Music of Elton John.

The concert opens in Kelowna on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) with additional performances in Penticton Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) and Vernon on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.).

“This show will feature the well-loved and classic songs of Elton John,” said Rosemary Thomson, music director of the OSO. “From Daniel to Rocket Man, Elton John’s songs have stood the test of time and sold millions of copies around the world.”

Peter Brennan’s Jeans ’n Classics brings an approach to combining world-class rock musicians and symphonies. It has been a game changer for orchestras in their quest to attract new and more expansive audiences.  Jeans ’n Classics is a group of musicians who understand orchestra culture and are committed to help in the building of younger, loyal audiences for symphony orchestras across North America.

While most definitely not a tribute act, Jeans ‘n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists, with their own special and signature flair.  Symphonies far and wide have heralded the quality of their orchestral scores. Jeans ‘n Classics provide lush, fully realized arrangements of rock and pop classics for rock bands and symphonies, and top notch performers who truly know how to deliver a live show experience with professionalism, humor, and finesse.  Jeans ’n Classics works with over 100 orchestras in venues throughout North America, and has created almost 1,000 original rock and pop orchestrations which are presented across 45 unique productions.

“Come and relive the past decades as we sing and play all of your favourites with the live orchestra as the ‘back-up band’. Psychedelic glasses optional,“ said Thomson.

The OSO is the third largest professional symphony orchestra in British Columbia;  entertaining residents of the Okanagan Valley and visitors from around the globe with symphonic music since 1960. To learn more about the OSO visit their website at www.okanagansymphony.com

Tickets are $56.25 for adults; $49.00 for seniors and $26.75 for youth and are available for the Kelowna concerts by phone through Kelowna Tickets in Orchard Park Mall or phone 250-862-2867. Ticekts for the Penticton performance are available by phone at 888-974-9170 or in person at the Shatford Centre and the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre phone 250-549-7469 or online via www.okanagansymphony.com.