Over the coming weeks CBC host Sheryl MacKay will broadcast the many interviews and features she recorded on stage at the Frank Venables Theatre. Her radio show, North by Northwest which airs weekend mornings from 6-9am had guest Rosemary Thomson, music director and conductor of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as her first guest. Rosemary also provided piano accompaniment for two young and very talented violinists who perform with the Okanagan Youth Orchestra. Both young people, who played beautifully, had the opportunity to also discuss with Sheryl their love of music.
June Goldsmith, a regular music guest on the show provided a lively demonstration on the piano of the musical life and times of the classical composer Mozart. While in Oliver this week, Sheryl also did feature interviews at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, with Chris Wyse, Jean Benoit Landry and Sophie Laurent, getting an inside look into the operations of the vineyard, winery and tasting room.
Listen to CBC’s North by Northwest over the next couple of weekends for a series of on-air segments on life in Oliver and the South Okanagan.
Photo – CBC’s Sheryl MacKay (L) and June Goldsmith (R) with two young violinists with the Okanagan Youth Orchestra
Submitted by Wendy Newman