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Rosemary Thomson, music director

A highly skilled musician experienced in a wide variety of repertoire with an innovative audience presentation, Rosemary Thomson is currently in her twelfth season as Music Director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Under her leadership the orchestra has blossomed and OSO audiences have grown to unprecedented levels.

Ms. Thomson came to the Okanagan from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra where she was Resident Conductor and Chorus Master. For four seasons she was Assistant Conductor to Richard Bradshaw for the Canadian Opera Company, working on such productions as Billy Budd, Der Fliegende, and Otello. She also served as Conductor in Residence for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra where she conducted rehearsals and concerts on all series including the New Music Festival and worked closely with Maestro Bramwell Tovey. For fourteen seasons she conducted Toronto’s new music ensemble Continuum and can be heard on their debut CD Continuum 1.

Ms. Thomson has been active as a guest conductor and has led a number of Canadian orchestras including those of Vancouver, Kingston, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Victoria. Operatically she has conducted Opera Nuova (Edmonton), Highlands Opera (Haliburton, Ontario), Opera Garden (Aberdeen, Scotland) and UBC Opera.


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