Ogden UnCon Pops

So far it’s been a busy spring for the orchestra with the recently completed Ogden Bach Fest (thanks OnStage Ogden) and Secret Garden with Imagine Ballet Theater.  There is a lot more going on next month.  We are soon going to be gearing up for our Ogden UnCon Pops.  What is this you ask, well, I’m glad you asked.  June 7-9 Ogden will be hosting its first pop culture convention.  It’s the brainchild of Russ Adams, the founder of Escape Design FX in Ogden.  It’s called UnCon, because is will be an unconventional con.  You can read more about UnCon at https://www.ogdenuncon.com/

Chamber Orchestra Ogden will be performing a concert of music from such movies as Mission Impossible, Star Trek, Star Wars Batman, Hook and much more.  Will there be classical music, well of course, you will be treated to a medley  of classic cartoon music brought to you by a certain horned helmet-wearing wascally wabbit from Saturday morning cartoon fame.  Our conductor says that these cartoons were his first introduction to the a lot of the great operatic repertoire.  Here is a link to the Mary Dickson Show on KUED where our conductor is interviewed about the concert.

The concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Ogden Amphitheater.  Be sure to wear your favorite costume to get in free.  If you don’t wear a costume you will still get in free, so it’s a deal you can’t beat.  Oh yes, it’s Friday night, June 7.  Doors open at 6:30.

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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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