Featuring Ballet Kelowna and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

May 4 + 5, 2017   |   7:30pm   |   Kelowna Community Theatre

May 6, 2017  |  7:00pm  |  Vernon Performing Arts Centre

 


World Premiere
Choreography: Simone Orlando
Music: Oscar Peterson

World Premiere
Choreography: Donald Sales

Music: TBA

World Premiere
Choreography: Gioconda Barbuto
Music: Gordon Lightfoot

World Premiere
Choreography: Matjash Mrozewski
Music: TBA

Ballet Kelowna, in partnership with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO), closes the season with a special tribute performance in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. With live musical tributes from the OSO to Canadian icons of classical, folk, and jazz creation, Ballet Kelowna will present four world premieres from celebrated Canadian choreographers: Donald Sales, Gioconda Barbuto, Matjash Mrozewski, and Simone Orlando, reflecting the striking beauty, rich history and diverse culture of our vast country.

The program finale will include a vibrant new ensemble work, co-created by award-winning choreographers, and former Ballet BC Principal Dancers, Orlando and Sales, set to jazz legend Oscar Peterson’s monumental Canadiana Suite, performed live by the OSO with Musical Director Rosemary Thomson.