Two weeks from tomorrow…

Chamber Orchestra Ogden will close its 2015-2016 concert season on May 7 with a program that will feature Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, combined with a silent auction of musical art, and a children’s art show.  The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30. Proceeds from the auction will be used to help offset the cost of summer camp attendance for a child who might not otherwise be able to attend.

The concert will open with Bizet’s Petite Suite, a collection of 5 from the set of 12 miniatures Bizet originally wrote for piano. Bizet organized the 5 movements into a suite and orchestrated them. Next on the concert the orchestra will perform Fuentes for String Orchestra, Oboe, and Trumpet, by well-known Ogden-based composer Alfonso Tenreiro. The Mussorgsky will be the final offering of the evening.

Tickets are $5.00 general admission, and available at the door one hour before the concert. Music students with school I.D., and active military and their families are invited to attend without charge. Well-behaved children 8 years and older are welcome.

This will be COO’s final regularly scheduled concert at Union Station.  Beginning with the opening of the 2016-2017 season we will be moving to our new home, Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden. Special Thanks to Mike Fenton, Russ Reeder, and the Egyptian Theater Foundation for easing the way for us.

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May 7 Event-COO FB Page

 

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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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