2014-2015 Concert Season Poster

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SOGO 2014-2015 Season

SOGO 2014-2015 Season

Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia’s Music Director John Welsh announced  the programming for the Conservatory Orchestra’s  2014-2015 season, the Orchestra’s 15th year with Maestro Welsh as Music Director.

The 2014-2015 season offers a rich array of programs showcasing Welsh’s dynamic depth of knowledge of the classical literature, which exemplifies his commitment to bringing live music to the broadest possible audiences and demonstrating his desire to collaborate with today’s young artists. Maestro Welsh leads a season of programming with appearances in November, March and May in programs that highlight the versatility and virtuosity of the young symphony musicians

Sunday, November 2, 4 p.m. - The Conservatory Orchestra will present Weber’s Overture from the opera Oberon, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 featuring Nolan Welch, and Grieg’s music from the Peer Gynt Suites
Also appearing:  Brass Choir, Academy and Debut Orchestras
Distinguished Sponsor:  Olympic Dermatology & Laser Clinic |  Sponsor:  WA State Arts Commission & National Endowment for the Arts

Saturday, December 13, 2 and 7 p.m. – SOGO Brass Choir Holiday Show features the Conservatory Brass Choir and Academy Brass under the direction of Greg Allison.  The 15-member ensemble presents Joy Song, a Victorian singing group, and many of the same quirky special guests that make the show all but mundane!
Sponsor:  Tumwater Eye Center & VUE ~ unique eyewear

Newletter – August 2014

The Little Pernambuco Tree


The Little Pernambuco Tree, by Robert Ray and illustrated by children

Seven years ago, local violin shop owner Robert Ray gifted SOGO with a story about a little pernambuco tree growing up in the forests of Brazil.  This children’s  story was put to music by Mark Thome, a local composer.  The Little Pernambuco Tree was debuted March 4, 2007 with the Academy Orchestra performing, Greg Allison conducting and then, Secretary of State, Sam Reed narrating.

During the spring of 2010 local students were asked to illustrate the Little Pernambuco Tree story.  Many wonderful illustrations were entered.  The Student Board of SOGO judged the entries and chose finalists.