Ballet Kelowna and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra join forces to close their respective 2016/17 seasons with Canadiana Suite: A Sesquicentennial Celebration – a special tribute performance in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelowna Community Theatre, and May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.
The performances will be held May 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelowna Community Theatre, and May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.
The OSO brings the magic of live music celebrating Canadian music icons including: R. Murray Schafer, Gordon Lightfoot, Marjan Mozetich, and Oscar Peterson with a commissioned arrangement by Lance Anderson.
Ballet Kelowna will further ignite the stage with four world premieres reflecting the striking beauty, rich history, and cultural diversity of our country from celebrated choreographers Gioconda Barbuto, Donald Sales, Matjash Mrozewski and Simone Orlando.
“Ballet Kelowna and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra are proud to present this monumental performance,” said Ballet Kelowna’s artisitc director Simone Orlando. “More than 60 distinguished Canadian artists including local jazz ensemble The Neville Bowman Trio, and renowned blues artist Shakura S’Aida will unite in celebration of our country’s wealth of talent and multicultural character.”
Canadiana Suite: A Sesquicentennial Celebration will feature themes of Canada’s landscape with a tip of the hat to our railroads. This exhilarating mixed program of music and dance will give audiences the opportunity to embark on a magnificent adventure from ocean to ocean.
Tickets are available through Ballet Kelowna’s website.