June 18th found Members of Chamber Orchestra Ogden in the pit at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, where we collaborated with Imagine Ballet Theatre and choreographers from the Royal Danish Ballet. The result was an outstanding performance of the ballet Konservatoriet by Paulli, with members of Ballet West II taking part as well.
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.
Our final concert of the season is May 7, and will feature a silent art auction to raise money for camp tuition for children who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend a summer camp.
The theme of the concert, and the artwork is ‘Pictures at an Exhibition.” Click on the attached flier for more information.
We will also have a Children’s Art Show, featuring artwork from various elementary schools. You won’t want to miss these shows, and of course the concert.
Again this year Chamber Orchestra Ogden is privileged to collaborate with Ogden Regional Medical Center to present the annual Red Dress Event, a celebration of the American Heart Month. The concert will take place at Union Station at 7:30 on February 27, and will feature the Duo Concerto, written and performed by the internationally known Richter/Uzur Duo; Brad Richter, Guitar, and Viktor Uzur, cello. The concert will open with Mendelssohn’s mighty Symphony No. 5, subtitled “Reformation.”
Audience members are encouraged to wear red to show support for American Heart Month.
About our guest artists: “Two highly skilled artists, classically trained and street-savvy, have pooled their love for music of all genres to satisfy every musical whim while simultaneously leaving an audience to marvel at their individual virtuosic prowess. These guys are the real deal, each a soloist capable of holding their own on a symphony orchestra stage or matching licks with a road house band. From Led Zeppelin to Bartok . . . from the Beatles to Rimsky-Korsakov . . . from Gershwin to their own unique tunes . . . the music sashays all over the planet and back again, satisfying audiences all the while.”
Wes Brustad, President/CEO of the State Theatre (New Jersey)
“…tremendous virtuosity from both cello and guitar!” (Fred Child – Performance Today)
For more information on the Brad and Viktor please go to: http://richteruzurduo.com/
Tickets for this concert are only $5.00, and are available at the door one hour before the concert. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. Active duty military and their families, as well as band, orchestra, and choir students from local junior high and high schools, are admitted free with ID.
We are excited to announce a silent auction that COO will be holding to provide scholarships for students who are not able to afford to attend a music camp. The auction will center around the theme “Pictures at an Exhibition,” based on the works of the artist Viktor Hartman, a close friend of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.
When Hartman died at the age of 39 Mussorgsky arranged an exhibition of some of his work, and wrote a set of piano pieces that musically describe each painting. COO will be performing an orchestral arrangement of the piano pieces, and we are seeking donations of visual art in all mediums for the auction. All visual artists, amateur and professional, are encouraged to donate a work that describes one of the scenes from Hartmann’s exhibit.
The titles of the drawings and paintings, and Mussorgsky’s musical representations of them can be found at https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition
There is no jury process for submission, and the works will be auctioned off to the highest bidder that evening. All artists will be provided with advertising space for a bio and business cards.
The concert and art auction will take place at Ogden’s Union Station. The auction will begin at 6:30, with the concert starting at 7:30 in the Browning theater.
All participating artists should contact Michael Palumbo – firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cindy Child – email@example.com, no later than April 15th to have their work picked up. Please be sure to include your name, contact information, including address, and a description of your piece.
Here is some additional resource material:
Below are two visual representations of the Hartman works.
Hut on Fowl’s Legs Great Gate of Kiev
Our first concert of the season is September 26, 7:30, at Union Station. Three works will be featured on this concert. The concert will open with Schubert’s Overture in D (In the Italian Style). Following this, Peggy Wheelwright, the orchestra’s Concertmaster, and Michael Palumbo, conductor of the orchestra, will perform the first and third movements of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, K364 with the orchestra. The final work, Lieutenant Kije by Prokofiev, tells in music the story of the fictitious Lieutenant in the Tsar’s army in Russia in the 19th century. You won’t want to miss hearing about his exploits told in music.
As with all of our concerts, this one will be about one hour in length. Tickets are $5.00, active military and their families are free, and children 8 years of age and over are welcome.
September 26, 2015
Schubert – Overture in D, D590 (In the Italian Style)
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante, K364, Movements 1 & 3
Peggy Wheelwright, violin; Michael Palumbo, viola
Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kije Suite
February 27, 2016
Red Dress Concert Sponsored by Ogden Regional Medical Center
Richter/Uzur – Concerto for Cello, Guitar, and Orchestra
Brad Richter, guitar; Viktor Uzur, cello
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 5 (Reformation)
May 7, 2016
Concert, Silent Auction, and Children’s Art Show
Bizet – Petite Suite
Tenreiro – Fuentes
Mussorgsky-Tushmalov – Pictures at an Exhibition
COO will perform a concert at 8:00 June 24 at the Ogden Amphitheater. On this one hour concert we will play a variety of classical, light classical, and popular music, which we think will appeal to everyone. Featured pieces will include the first movement of the Beethoven 5th Symphony, the finale of the William Tell Overture (think The Lone Ranger), and music from Pirates of the Caribbean.
The concert is free and all ages are invited to come out for this night of fun music.
May 2 is our first annual Family Concert, “Classically Pops.” 7:30 at Ogden’s Union Station in the Browning Theater. We will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Utah, and HopeKids. The Girl Scouts will open the program with a flag ceremony, followed by the National Anthem, played by the orchestra The orchestra will play a variety of light classical and film music, which we hope will please everyone.
There will be a Children’s March at the beginning of the concert, and all children are welcome to participate. Costumes are suggested, but not required.
LoveUTGiveUT is just around the corner. Thanks to a generous donor we have a $2,000 matching grant, but to get it we need $2,000 in donations. Every bit helps, and you can help by going to our LUGU site and donating what you can. You can donate any time up until the March 26th at 11:59 p.m. If you donate now your card won’t be charged until the March 26th. Here’s the link: