The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) introduced at their season finale earlier this month a new award of thanks titled the Nota Bene Award. The award is presented to individuals or businesses to honour their outstanding support of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.
In 2015 the award has been presented to Dr. Duncan and Monica Innes of Kelowna.
“Supporting the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra has direct financial benefits for the community and is of vital importance to the success of the OSO. We are very fortunate to have great supporters who make the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra a part of their lives. The Innes family have dedicated many years of their time by attending our concerts, given individual donations and have volunteered on our board of directors,” commented Robert Barr, executive director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.
“Everyone at the OSO appreciates their overwhelming support to our organization and wanted to recognize them for all they have done and continue to do; by presenting them with our inaugural award,” Barr said.
The Nota Bene award was designed by local artist Lynden Beesley and is a bell with pear and musical note handle, and is a limited edition so that only Nota Bene Award recipients receive this art piece gift. The recipient keeps the award and their names are engraved on a plaque held at the OSO office.
“Monica and I are delighted to be the first recipients of this award. We are proud to have played our part in the Symphony’s success and gratefully accept this recognition. We truly believe the Symphony is of great value to the Okanagan Valley and encourage everyone to consider how they too can support the OSO through individual donations of their own,” said Dr. Innes.
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra 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. The OSO looks forward to its 57th season and are delighted to present some of the most exciting and well-loved classics from the orchestral repertoire opening with Dvorak’s gorgeous Symphony from the New World and closing with Orff’s extraordinary Carmina Burana.
The OSO will welcome back some of your favourite guest artists like David Greenberg performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and introduce wonderful new artists to you, our audience. The Deloitte Masterworks series continues to offer pre-concert chats one hour before each performance as well as open dress rehearsals.
Check out the family friendly Christmas Celebration and Pops show which celebrates the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. There is something for everyone.
To learn more about the OSO please visit online at www.okanagansymphony.com, by phone 250.763.7544 and twitter @oksymphonyorch and facebook / okanagansymphonyorchestra.