The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra introduced at their season finale earlier this month by announcing a new award of thanks, the Nota Bene Award.
The award is presented to individuals or businesses to honour their outstanding support of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. For this year, the award has been presented to 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 giving donations and have volunteered on our board of directors,” said 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.”
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—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 Duncan Innes, a local medical doctor.