Okanagan Symphony Featured in UBC Okanagan's Free Minds and Music Concert series

A special performance of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's Shakespeare in Love is the next event in UBC Okanagan's Minds and Music free concert series this Friday afternoon, February 10 (please note: this concert date has been changed from Thursday, February 9).

The Valentine's celebration performance will be the second in UBC Okanagan's matinee concert series, and will feature pieces by Weber, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn.

"Each concert delivers both music and commentary to enhance the audience's experience," says organizer Dr. Manuela Ungureanu. Friday's concert, for example, will include introductory remarks for each piece, provided by two UBC Okanagan associate professors of English, Dr. Sean Lawrence and Dr. Michael Treschow, and Okanagan Symphony guest conductor Pierre Simard.

The hour-long concert begins at 1 p.m. this Friday in the main foyer of the Student Services building at UBC Okanagan's campus in North Kelowna (3333 University Way).

"We are thrilled to welcome the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra to our campus," says Dr. Manuela Ungureanu. "Everyone is welcome to stay after the concert to meet the musicians from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Then, at 2:30 p.m., we will enjoy a full rehearsal of the symphony with the Celebration Singers and actress Maureen Thomas."

The Celebration Singers are an all-female choir led by Katherine van Kampen. Maureen Thomas will join the orchestra for a performance of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream.

All concerts in the Minds and Music matinee series are free, open to the public, and take place in the main foyer of the Student Services Centre at UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, B.C.

Friday, February 10
Main foyer of Student Services Centre
Free admission, open to the public

  • 1:00 pm -- Minds and Music Matinee Concert -- Okanagan Symphony's Shakespeare in Love
  • 2 to 2:30 pm - Meet the Musicians
  • 2:30 pm - Full Okanagan Symphony Rehearsal

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