Celebrating American Heart Month

January 23, 2021 Chamber Orchestra Ogden will present its second concert of the 2020-2021 season.  The annual Red Dress Concert will begin at 7:30 at Peery’s Egyptian Theater.  As always, everyone is encouraged to wear their fanciest red for this concert.  As we did for the September 26 concert, we will follow some strict guidelines to assure that everyone is safe. 

The concert will be split into three sections, allowing most of the orchestra’s musicians to perform. We will open with a 10 minute brass segment, followed by a 12 minute woodwind segment, and then finish with the strings. In between each segment while the stage is being sanitized for the next group, there will be short videos/comments from the stage, and a presentation of the orchestra’s video of Dvorak’s Festival March, which the musicians performed from their homes, and which was put into final form by Issac Goeckeritz.

Get your tickets early since the theater is only allowing limited socially distanced seating. Masks will be required, and patrons will not be able to leave their seats during the breaks unless there is an emergency.

The orchestra will open the concert with the orchestra’s brass section performing Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.  This will be followed by Paul Dukas’ Fanfare from “La Peri.”  After a short pause for cleaning the concert will continue with members of the woodwind section playing the first and fourth movements of Charles Gounod’s Petite Symphony.

At the end of our next short cleaning pause the strings of the orchestra will take the stage.  The third and final portion of this concert will include Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso, Opus 3, No. 11, followed by movements two and four of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Opus 48.

As always COO wishes to recognize the Egyptian Theater for its support of the orchestra’s concerts in this great venue.

Tickets for this concert are $8.00 and are available by phone at 801-689-8700, or in person at the Egyptian Theater box office M-F from 10 am to 2 pm.  They may also be purchased online at https://tickets.egyptiantheaterogden.com/tickets  As always active military, veterans, and their families are admitted without charge to all COO concerts, as are students ages 8-18.

Well-behaved children 8 and older are welcome to attend the concert.

For more information please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChamberOrchestraOgden/ or contact Michael Palumbo at contactchamberorchestraogden@gmail.com, 801-624-9232.  Follow us on Twitter at @ogdenmusic and Instagram chamberorchestraogden.

COO is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  We extend our grateful thanks to Weber County RAMP, Ogden City, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, the Stewart Foundation, The Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway 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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