First Concert of 2017-2018

Chamber Orchestra Ogden’s first concert of the 2017-2018 season will take place on September 23, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., and will feature pianist Vedrana Subotic performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Opus 58.

“A native of the former Yugoslavia, Vedrana Subotic came to the United States after winning the top prize in its national piano competition. A Steinway Artist, she performs in dozens of concerts every year as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist, nationally and internationally. Vedrana is an Associate Professor of piano at the University of Utah, and President of the Intermezzo Chamber Music series. She holds five performance degrees including a DMA from Indiana University, where she studied with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio.”

The concert will open with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Opus 72b, followed by Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1. The concert will end with Vedrana’s performance of the piano concerto.

Chamber Orchestra Ogden performs at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd in Ogden. This historic theater is the orchestra’s home, and is a beautiful venue with excellent orchestra acoustics.

Tickets for this concert are 8.00 and may be purchased at the door one hour before the concert, or beginning August 11, online at Brown Paper Tickets at the following URL: http://coosep2317.brownpapertickets.com

As always, active military, veterans, and their families, are admitted without charge, as are music students of public school age, however free tickets are only available at the door if there are seats available.

Well behaved children 8 years and over are welcome to attend.

For more information please visit our website: https://chamberorchestraogden.org, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChamberOrchestraOgden/ or contact Michael Palumbo at mpalumbo45@gmail.com; 801-624-9232.

COO is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We extend our grateful thanks to RAMP, Ogden City, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, the Stewart Foundation, Utah Arts and Museums, and our wonderful individual donors, for their support.

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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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