Opening the 2015-2016 Season

Our first concert of the season is September 26, 7:30, at Union Station.  Three works will be featured on this concert.  The concert will open with Schubert’s Overture in D (In the Italian Style).  Following this, Peggy Wheelwright, the orchestra’s Concertmaster, and Michael Palumbo, conductor of the orchestra, will perform the first and third movements of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, K364 with the orchestra.  The final work, Lieutenant Kije by Prokofiev, tells in music the story of the fictitious Lieutenant in the Tsar’s army in Russia in the 19th century.  You won’t want to miss hearing about his exploits told in music.

As with all of our concerts, this one will be about one hour in length.  Tickets are $5.00, active military and their families are free, and children 8 years of age and over are welcome.

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2015-2016 Orchestra Repertoire

September 26, 2015

Schubert – Overture in D, D590 (In the Italian Style)

Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante, K364, Movements 1 & 3

Peggy Wheelwright, violin; Michael Palumbo, viola

Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kije Suite

February 27, 2016

Red Dress Concert Sponsored by Ogden Regional Medical Center

Richter/Uzur – Concerto for Cello, Guitar, and Orchestra

Brad Richter, guitar; Viktor Uzur, cello

Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 5 (Reformation)

May 7, 2016

Concert, Silent Auction, and Children’s Art Show

Bizet – Petite Suite

Tenreiro – Fuentes

Mussorgsky-Tushmalov – Pictures at an Exhibition

Ogden Amphitheater on June 24

COO will perform a concert at 8:00 June 24 at the Ogden Amphitheater.  On this one hour concert we will play a variety of classical, light classical, and popular music, which we think will appeal to everyone.  Featured pieces will include the first movement of the Beethoven 5th Symphony, the finale of the William Tell Overture (think The Lone Ranger), and music from Pirates of the Caribbean.

The concert is free and all ages are invited to come out for this night of fun music.

“Classically Pops” is May 2

May 2 is our first annual Family Concert, “Classically Pops.”  7:30 at Ogden’s Union Station in the Browning Theater.  We will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Utah, and HopeKids.  The Girl Scouts will open the program with a flag ceremony, followed by the National Anthem, played by the orchestra The orchestra will play a variety of light classical and film music, which we hope will please everyone.

There will be a Children’s March at the beginning of the concert, and all children are welcome to participate.  Costumes are suggested, but not required.

LoveUTGiveUT is March 26


LoveUTGiveUT is just around the corner.  Thanks to a generous donor we have a $2,000 matching grant, but to get it we need $2,000 in donations.  Every bit helps, and you can help by going to our LUGU site and donating what you can. You can donate any time up until the March 26th at 11:59 p.m.  If you donate now your card won’t be charged until the March 26th.  Here’s the link:


Red Dress Concert — Saturday the 28th


Our Red Dress concert is presented by Ogden Regional Medical Center. We will play Grieg’s beautiful Heart Wounds and the Last Spring, Shostakovich’s sassy and virtuosic Cello Concerto no. 1 (Douglas Ball is the soloist), and Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony.

The concert is at 7:30 in the Browning Theater at Union Station. A reception before the concert (hosted by Ogden Regional) begins at 6:45. Tickets are still only $5.00, and may be had at the door.

Please consider further supporting the orchestra by purchasing one of our COO T-shirts at the concert for $13 and/or making a donation using our brand-new “Donate” button on the right of this page. Also remember Love Utah, Give Utah is coming up soon!