Red Dress Event

Again this year Chamber Orchestra Ogden is privileged to collaborate with Ogden Regional Medical Center to present the annual Red Dress Event, a celebration of the American Heart Month.  The concert will take place at Union Station at 7:30 on February 27, and will feature the Duo Concerto, written and performed by the internationally known Richter/Uzur Duo; Brad Richter, Guitar, and Viktor Uzur, cello.  The concert will open with Mendelssohn’s mighty Symphony No. 5, subtitled “Reformation.”

Audience members are encouraged to wear red to show support for American Heart Month.

About our guest artists: “Two highly skilled artists, classically trained and street-savvy, have pooled their love for music of all genres to satisfy every musical whim while simultaneously leaving an audience to marvel at their individual virtuosic prowess. These guys are the real deal, each a soloist capable of holding their own on a symphony orchestra stage or matching licks with a road house band. From Led Zeppelin to Bartok . . . from the Beatles to Rimsky-Korsakov . . . from Gershwin to their own unique tunes . . . the music sashays all over the planet and back again, satisfying audiences all the while.”

Wes Brustad, President/CEO of the State Theatre (New Jersey)

“…tremendous virtuosity from both cello and guitar!” (Fred Child – Performance Today)

For more information on the Brad and Viktor please go to: http://richteruzurduo.com/

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Tickets for this concert are only $5.00, and are available at the door one hour before the concert.  Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted.  Active duty military and their families, as well as band, orchestra, and choir students from local junior high and high schools, are admitted free with ID.

 

 

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About Michael Palumbo

Michael A. Palumbo is Music Director and Conductor of Chamber Orchestra Ogden. For thirty-one years he was the Director of Orchestral Studies and Professor of Viola at WSU, retiring in June of 2013. Michael's conducting credits include performances by the "Stars of the Soviet Ballet" and the "Bolshoi Ballet.” He has conducted All State and other honor orchestras and festivals in the Midwestern and western regions of the United States, and is an assistant conductor for Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to his conducting, Michael is associate principal violist of the Ballet West Orchestra, and principal violist of the American Festival Orchestra. From 2002 through 2008 Michael was a member of the National Executive Board of the American Viola Society (AVS), and at the 2008 International Viola Congress he received the Founders Award from that organization. In 2014 he was elected President-Elect of the AVS. Michael is a former national secretary of ASTA. He has twice held the office of president of the Utah Chapter of ASTA (UASTA), and has twice been the recipient of the UASTA Educator of the Year award. A long time member of the American Federation of Musicians, he is currently president of Local 104 of the AFM. In1997 he collaborated with David Dalton to found the Utah Viola Society, and served as it’s first president. For recreation Michael likes to take motorcycle trips with his wife, travel, see family, make wine and beer, and play jazz and blues at several local clubs. He also spends a lot of time writing grant proposals to help pay the members of Chamber Orchestra Ogden.

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