Okanagan Recorder Orchestra and Oko Baroquo
Two ensembles with eclectic music repertoires.
The humble recorder, a wind instrument whose heyday was in Renaissance times (around 1600), has made a comeback over the last century. Forget the shrieking sounds from your Grade 3 class; the recorder is capable of making real music and several recorder orchestras have evolved across North America in the last twenty years. One of these is the Okanagan Recorder Orchestra based in Kelowna and comprising 17 players from the area, plus their director Sue MacDonald. In addition to the soprano instrument commonly used in elementary schools, this group uses six sizes of recorder from the tiny sopranino to the five-foot contrabass. Their repertoire ranges from early classical music through to modern blues and jazz. Their concert on July 3 will showcase this repertoire and demonstrate just what can be achieved from the modern interpretation of this ancient instrument.
The ORO will be joined in this concert by Oko Baroquo Vernon’s own period music ensemble.
This concert is free to attend.
Donations are greatly appreciated :)
This concert is a part of the 4th Annual Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival.
Multi-concert discounts can be purchased by calling the Ticketseller at 250-549-7469 (SHOW)