SOGO HO HO

Brass Choir Holiday Show
Saturday, December 10, 2pm

Music from Holiday Films

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1925 Boulevard Rd SE, Olympia
Tickets:  $5 Student  |  $10 Adult & Senior  |  Family $25 (2 adults & 2+ children)

Featuring

Conservatory Brass Choir
Greg Allison and Liz Ward, conductors

Olympia Youth Chorus
Cynthia Dinsmore, conductor

Sponsored by
Tumwater Eye Center & VUE

What could be more fun than hearing all your favorite Christmas show tunes in one afternoon?  Local composer Mark Thome has provided us with arrangements from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlie Brown’s Christmas and of course, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  The brass ensemble will take us down memory lane in the 1942 hit musical Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire (you will have to imagine Bing singing and Fred gracefully gliding across the dance floor). Our guests from the Olympia Youth Chorus will provide us with even more nostalgia singing Irving Berlin’s hit, White Christmas. The show wouldn’t be complete without The Twelve Days of Christmas a la SOGO HO HO style.  There is much more, so come and join us for this holiday treat and bring all your family and friends!

2016-2017 SOGO Season

Very Dear Friends

We are excited to have begun our seventeenth season with Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia. Each season, I feel the ties of our musical family growing stronger. The community that has been built in and through SOGO is filled with energetic, thoughtful, and passionate members and families. Over and over again, as I talk with students, families and community members, it is obvious that SOGO has enthusiatic support and makes a significant difference in the lives of young musicians and locale. The South Sound is an amazing region, and we plan to get even more involved with the community and education programs.

We have a wonderful season planned with some of your favorite composers including Strauss, Gershwin, Sibelius, Mozart, and Bach along with contemporary composers like Pender, Zdechlik, and Reed. The young musicians, conductors, and teaching artists work together to bring amazing music to life with a vibrancy that is fresh and vital.

Join with us and celebrate this season of remarkable music making along with all the benefits that come with the journey to excellence for our members and their families.

Warmest regards,

Greg Allison, Artistic Director

March 5, 2017

Concertante Symphonie for Violin and Viola in E-flat Major, Mozart
-Denise Dillenbeck, violin and Charles Noble, viola
Symphony No. 2 in D Major in D Major, Sibelius

May 21, 2017

Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin
-Hyunjin Kim, piano
Death and Transfiguration,  R. Strauss

CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA
REHEARSAL: 5pm – 7:15pm
Advanced musicians (high school – college)
Mr. Welsh, Conductor

BRASS CHOIR
REHEARSAL:  4:30 – 5:15pm
Mr. Allison, Conductor

ACADEMY ORCHESTRA
REHEARSAL:  3pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate (middle school – early high school)
Mr. Lund, conductor

BRASS CHOIR
REHEARSAL:  4:30 – 5:15pm
Mr. Allison, Conductor

DEBUT ORCHESTRA
REHEARSAL:  3pm – 4:45pm
Two years experience – early middle school
Jennifer Marin & Travis Sipher, Co-Conductors