Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Okanagan Symphony school concert series: How Canada came to be.

Dear Teachers, Parents and Music Educators,

Music students at Glenmore Elementary are looking forward to an amazing opportunity next spring; they're going to perform in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as part of the OSO's 50th anniversary season of performing professional-level symphonic music in the Okanagan Valley.

"How Canada Came To Be: A Story of You and Me" is an orchestral adaptation by Claude Lapalme of original works and traditional folk songs arranged by Rhonda Draper, Glenmore Elementary Music Specialist and 2007 Governor General's Award Winner for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History for "How Canada Came to Be".

The 45-minute multi-disciplinary performance featuring with the Glenmore Grizzly Bear Singers will be another new OSO experience, and the interactivity among the singers, Rhonda Draper, and the orchestra with the audience promises to yield exciting performances for participants and spectators alike. Conducted by Music Director Rosemary Thomson, the shows highlight storytelling, singing, audience participation and large screen images of Canada's past. Draper says the show brings to life the glory and drama of the Canadian story and helps young Canadians learn more about how they came to be Canadian. The show is aimed at Grades one to six.
It will be in Vernon on Tuesday, April 13, at Trinity United Church at 9:30 & 10:45am. Seats for the morning shows are $6 per student or parent/educator

You can either email me at: garlick@telus.net for the registration form or the following contact number.

Contact Wendy McCracken for registration form
Concerts Manager/Grants Administrator
Okanagan Symphony Society
250-763-7544; email: wmccracken@okanagansymphony.com

Go to the following link for more information:

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