Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Releases First Album – Kelowna News

Symphony goes big

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra has always been in the music business, but now it’s official in the music world.

The OSO released its first commercial recording on Friday. Called Canadian Soundscapes, it features three concertos by Canadian composers performed by Canadian soloists over a period of more than 10 years. All music has ties to Okanagan in one way or another.

“Canadian Soundscapes was many years in the making and so many people were involved that it’s a dream come true,” OSO conductor Rosemary Thomson said in a press release. “What a thrill to celebrate our own Okanagan composers and performers, as well as the extraordinary musicians of the OSO.

“I consider R. Murray Schafer’s The Falcon’s Trumpet to be a quintessential Canadian piece and we honor Murray’s memory with the title as he coined the term ‘soundscape’. It’s a real pleasure to see these works and these artists in this format throughout the world. share land.”

Canadian Soundscapes, which is on the Centrediscs label, is available in CD format, for digital download or streaming on various platforms. The official launch will take place this Friday during OSO’s Back to Beethoven concert at the Kelowna Community Theater.

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