What: A musical arts experience
Who: The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and École Glenmore
When: Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m.
Where: Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Dr., Kelowna
Tickets: Prices range from $15 (adult) $10 (senior) to $8 (children)
Canada’s 150-anniversary celebration has already begun with a large-scale collaboration between UBC researchers, École Glenmore students, and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO).
Thursday, students from École Glenmore School and the OSO will perform a rendition of Rhonda Draper’s award-winning production How Canada Came to be—A Story of You and Me. It’s part of a three-year federally-funded research project aimed at inciting creative and critical thinking in students.
Primary investigator and UBC Okanagan Faculty of Education professor Margaret Macintyre Latta hopes the art experience will increase awareness of Indigenous histories from all over the world in order to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be Canadian.
“This project will allow everyone to learn from one another,” says Macintyre Latta, “enlarging and deepening our understanding of Canadian history. UBC is proud to be partnering with École Glenmore School and the OSO.”
The students will perform folk songs that guide the audience through Canada’s unique histories.
“The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to partner with École Glenmore Elementary and UBC Okanagan to present How Canada Came to Be, ” says Rosemary Thomson, Musical Director for Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. “This award-winning show creates an extraordinary opportunity for elementary school students to partner in a large scale arts experience with the professional musicians of the OSO. What a magical way to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial.”
To find out more information about the event or to register, visit: okanagansymphony.com/product/how-canada-came-to-be-tickets