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Nelson Overture Concerts Society delivers classical music to youth

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 18th, 2011

With the assistance of Columbia Basin Trust, the Nelson Overture Concerts Society is once again offering its School Outreach Program. 

The Society, now in its 56th season, continues to bring to the Nelson area a wide range of classical music through its Concert Series. 

The Society is committed to providing local youth with the opportunities these concerts can foster.

“These concerts promote not only musical education and appreciation but may also inspire musical pursuits in our youth,” said Society president, Kathryn Shold.   

Students also have access to professional mentoring as some of the series performers offer master classes. The season this year, which includes violinist Jasper Wood, pianist Ang Li, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and the Symphony of the Kootenays, will offer young people exposure to world class musical performances normally only available in larger urban centers.  

To participate, local schools and music studios making a nominal donation of $150 to the program are able to provide their students with free admission to all concerts.  

The students need only identify their school affiliation to the Capitol Theatre box office to obtain their free tickets.

Presentation packages detailing the program are going out this week to area schools.

For further information please contact Denyse Kyte, school outreach liaison, at

Photo: President Kathryn Shold at the promotion table at Marketfest.

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