Join us in the Mezz seating section (two levels up from the floor) to have an interactive experience during the concert.  You’ll need your smartphone or tablet and have a free Facebook and Twitter account.  There will be backstage video interviews with the musicians and photographs of your favorite performers sent to Facebook. Tweets will be sent out before and during the concert while the music is being performed, so you will know firsthand what to be listening for and background information.  Notch your concert experience up “two levels” and join us for MEDIA ON THE MEZZ!

Purchase tickets in the Mezzanine section on
Have a Facebook account if you want to see video feed and photos.
Have a Twitter app set up.  (This does require that you create a free Twitter account).
On your Twitter, follow @SOGO_OLY and set notifications to ON.

Silence your phone as a courtesy for audience members and performers.
You will receive updates visually through the Twitter app.
Click on Hashtag #SOGONOTES to follow the conversation.

At the conclusion of the concert, please fill out our survey.

The MEDIA ON THE MEZZ is a grant from the WA State Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts and is part of a pilot project of the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia.

November 2, 2014 Concert Poster

November 2014 Concert Poster

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

Newsletter – November 2014