Silent Art Auction May 7, 2016

We are excited to announce a silent auction that COO will be holding to provide scholarships for students who are not able to afford to attend a music camp.  The auction will center around the theme “Pictures at an Exhibition,” based on the works of the artist Viktor Hartman, a close friend of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.

When Hartman died at the age of 39 Mussorgsky arranged an exhibition of some of his work, and wrote a set of piano pieces that musically describe each painting.  COO will be performing an orchestral arrangement of the piano pieces, and we are seeking donations of visual art in all mediums for the auction.  All visual artists, amateur and professional, are encouraged to donate a work that describes one of the scenes from Hartmann’s exhibit.

The titles of the drawings and paintings, and Mussorgsky’s musical representations of them can be found at https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition

There is no jury process for submission, and the works will be auctioned off to the highest bidder that evening. All artists will be provided with advertising space for a bio and business cards.

The concert and art auction will take place at Ogden’s Union Station. The auction will begin at 6:30, with the concert starting at 7:30 in the Browning theater.

All participating artists should contact Michael Palumbo –, or Cindy Child –, no later than April 15th to have their work picked up. Please be sure to include your name, contact information, including address, and a description of your piece.

Here is some additional resource material:

Below are two visual representations of the Hartman works.

Hut on Fowl's Legs Sketch-Of-A-Gate-In-Kiev-One-Of-The-Pictures-At-An-Exhibition

Hut on Fowl’s Legs                        Great Gate of Kiev

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: