Pianist joins Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) welcomes the talented Ian Parker back to the Okanagan to join the OSO on stage Jan. 20 to 22.

  • Jan. 11, 2017 8:00 a.m.



The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) welcomes the talented Ian Parker back to the Okanagan to join the OSO on stage Jan. 20 to 22.

“Beethoven was a genius. His music kicked open the door of the romantic era imbuing the orchestral sound with more power than it had ever had before,” said Rosemary Thomson, music director for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.

“We show off his many moods from the drama of the Coriolan Overture to the exuberance and great beauty of the Symphony No. 7. Okanagan favourite Ian Parker returns for the ‘Emperor’ Concerto where the OSO will race him to the end.”

Magnetic, easy-going and delightfully articulate, Canadian pianist Ian Parker captivates audiences. He has appeared with the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Calgary and Louisiana, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom and the symphonies of Cincinnati, Edmonton, Honolulu, Kitchener-Waterloo, Long Beach, National/Washington, D.C., Quebec, Regina, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Virginia and Winnipeg, among others.

An enthusiastic recitalist, Ian Parker has performed across the United States, Western Europe, Israel, and throughout Canada on tours with Debut Atlantic and Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. He made his Lincoln Center recital debut at the Walter Reade Theater in 2004. Among his appearance in the current season, Ian Parker will play recitals presented by Camerata Musica and the North Okanagan Community Concerts Association. He will also perform with the Vogler Quartet in a concert presented by Chamber Music Vancouver and will collaborate for the first time with the Borealis Quartet during a tour of the Vancouver islands.

“The OSO is also excited to welcome The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia who has bestowed the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra with Honourary Patronage,” said Thomson.

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. To learn more about the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra visit their website at www.okanagansymphony.com or follow at twitter.com/OKSymponyOrch or facebook.com/OkanaganSymphonyOrchestra.

 

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