Next concert is April 26

For our next concert, COO will be performing Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, suite number 1 of Respighi’s Ancient Airs & Dances, and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony. Jared Oaks from Ballet West will guest conduct the Mozart, and this concert is presented in partnership with HopeKids.

As always, 7:30pm, Ogden’s Union Station, $5.

You already Think Local and Shop Local. Why not Listen Local?

Love Utah, Give Utah is March 20

Chamber Orchestra Ogden is happy to be participating in the annual fundraising campaign Love Utah, Give Utah. Here’s our donation link. To sweeten the deal, every donor to COO who gives $25 or more will be entered into a drawing to win a one-week stay at a beach resort in Mazatlan, Mexico (travel not included).

You already Shop Local, why not Give Local and, while you’re at it, Listen Local? Our next concert is April 26.

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Feb 22 Concert — a Red Dress Event

This concert is sponsored by Ogden Regional Medical Center, and is a Red Dress Event in honor of American Heart Month, with the goal of raising awareness about heart health. Wear red to the concert to show your support.

We’ll be playing Beethoven’s Zapfenstreich March (a military-style piece for winds and percussion), Barber’s beloved Adagio for Strings, and Haydn’s characteristically witty “Surprise Symphony”.

As always: 7:30, Union Station, still only $5. See you there Feb 22!

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2013-2014 Season

November 2, Mozart Impresario Overture, Vivaldi concerto for 2 Oboes, RV 535, and the Beethoven Symphony No. 2

February 22, Beethoven Zapfenstreich March, Barber Adagio for Strings, Haydn Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)

April 26, Mozart, Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I, Mendelssohn Sym. No. 4 (Italian)

COO invades SLC this weekend with Cosi fan tutte.

Preparations for our concert performance of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte on are almost complete. The singers are fantastic, and truly capture the essence of their roles even without staging.

The opera will be performed August 23 and 24, both at 7:30 pm, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City (261 S 900 E). Please note this is a venue different from the orchestra’s usual home at Ogden’s Union Station.

Cosi is the final opera in the trilogy resulting from the partnership between Mozart and librettist da Ponte (Mozart sought out the more famous da Ponte, not the other way around). The trilogy — which also includes Don Giovanni and Marriage of Figaro explores heady issues like class differences, love, and deception, all the while never taking itself too seriously. Sometimes comedy is the best medium for getting a serious point across.

The title of this opera might a little explanation: in English, Cosi fan tutte translates roughly to “they are all like that.” But, the gendered construction of the Italian makes it actually mean “Women are all like that.”

If you’d like to come see what Mozart and da Ponte had in mind, we would love for you to join us at 7:30 on Aug 23 & 24 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City (261 S 900 E). Tickets are $10 per person; less for couples and families.

Concert Performance of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte coming up!

Chamber Orchestra Ogden will be teaming up with a group of outstanding singers to present a concert version of Mozart’s comic opera Cosi fan tutte. Click here for the cast list and bios. Tickets are $10 per person, $15 per couple, $25 per family (children 8 and over, please).

Mozart’s hilarious opera about love and deception will be presented without acting and scenery; the arias will be in the original Italian and the recitatives (dialogue) will be in modern English. Click here for a synopsis and here for a complete performance (on youtube) from the Glyndebourne festival.

There will be two performances, August 23 and 24, both at 7:30 pm. They will take place at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City (261 S 900 E).