CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — For the past 46 years, the Okinawa Symphony Orchestra has provided island residents with live performances of famous classical music.

The tradition continues this summer with two engagements in June and July.

Orchestra members will perform at a special memorial concert Saturday at the Okinawa Convention Center Theater in Ginowan City.

The Choho Miyara Memorial Concert features folk singers and dancers during the show’s first two parts. The OSO will perform in the third and last part.

The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is 3,000 yen for an advance ticket and 3,500 yen on the day of the concert.

The orchestra is set to perform its annual summer concert July 6 at the Okinawa Civic Hall in Okinawa City.

The program includes compositions by Saint-Saens — Bucchanale from Samson et Dalila; Chopin — Piano Concerto No. 1; Brahms — Symphony No. 4; and a soloist piano performance. It begins at 4 p.m.

Adult tickets are 2,000 yen in advance and 2,500 yen at the door. For students, tickets cost 1,000 yen in advance and 1,500 yen at the door.

OSO is comprised of roughly 70 amateur adult musicians who practice every Wednesday between 7:30-10 p.m. at the Okinawa Youth Center in Naha. During concerts, professional conductors and players perform with the core group members.

The membership fee is 1,500 yen per month. Call 098-886-5761 for more information.

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