OSO – Dynamic Duets
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The OSO’s Concertmaster Rachel Kristenson and Principal Second Violin Martine den Bok join forces and face off in a program of violin duos that spans over 300 years of music and takes you around the western world. From a traditional Sonata by Jean-Marie LeClair to rustic duos by Bela Bartok, all the way through time to a jig extrapolated from a contemporary concerto by American fiddler Mark O’Connor and a charming One-Legged Waltz by the BC composer and arranger Noel Fudge.
Rachel Kristenson, Concertmaster
Martine den Bok, Principal Second Violin
Eric Öst – Fantomen
Jean-Marie LeClair – Sonata Op. 3 No. 5 allegro ma poco/gavotte gracioso/presto
Traditional arr. Elaine Fine – Now is the Month of Maying
Noel Fudge – One-Legged Waltz (BC composer)
Mark O’Connor – F.C.‘S Jig
Rachel Kristenson is Concertmaster of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and often sits Principal Second Violin with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Rachel graduated from the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Violin performance, and has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Brunswick, Symphony Nova Scotia, Fairbanks (Alaska) Symphony, and others.
Martine den Bok is a classically trained, professional violinist with a captivating stage presence and a ‘spine-tingling’ tonal colour palette. A natural born musician who began violin lessons at the age of three, Martine has performed as concertmaster for over twenty productions with Edmonton’s ‘Opera Nuova Orchestra’. She holds a Masters of Music in Violin Performance, and is the Principal Second Violinist of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.