Final Concert of the Season

Chamber Orchestra Ogden will present its third and final concert of the 2020-2021 season on March 27, 2021, at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. The concert begins at 7:30, and is about 1 hour long.  This marks the end of a very unusual and strange concert season for the orchestra, with socially distanced and masked musicians performing our concerts. 

As we did for the January 23 concert, we will split this concert into three sections, allowing most of the orchestra’s musicians to perform. The orchestra woodwinds plus four horns will open the concert with Richard Strauss’ Serenade for 13 Winds, Opus 7.  This beautiful and difficult composition will be followed by a short break to air out the stage.  Next up we will feature the brass and percussion sections with three short pieces.  The brass alone will perform Aaron Copland’s Ceremonial Fanfare, and then the percussion section will join them for Anatole Liadow’s Fanfares, for Brass and Percussion.  Next up you will get to hear our three percussionists performing Home by Sundown, a composition by Ralph Hicks for three players on one marimba.  After one more short pause the strings of the orchestra will take the stage.  They will begin with Johann Pachelbel’s well-known Canon and Gigue in D, which will be followed by the first and last movements of Antonin Dvorak’s Serenade in E, Opus 22, for Strings.

Get your tickets early for this one-hour concert since the seating is limited to allow for social distancing. Masks will be required, and patrons will not be able to leave their seats during the breaks unless there is an emergency.

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  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 this, and all COO concerts.

For more information please visit our website at our

Facebook page at or contact Michael Palumbo at, 801-624-9232.  Follow us on Twitter at @ogdenmusic and on Instagram at 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, the Utah Legislature, 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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