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Newsletter – February 2014




Experience weekly rehearsals with professional conductors and teaching artists and performances on the Washington Center stage.  This and much more, including music theory and history add to a challenging opportunity afforded to young musicians in the South Sound area.

Contact us at 360.352.1438 or to schedule an audition.

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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.