Sunday, March 1, 2020

Welcome to the 20th season Birthday Bash of Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO). We have a lot in store for you as Maestro Cameron May presents inspirational programming all season long.

The Winter program of SOGO’s 20th season Birthday Bash continues with the Conservatory Orchestra turning to music from 20th-century America. The March concert pairs the familiar with the overlooked. Antonin Dvorak’s ninth symphony, From the New World , depicts an outsider’s account of setting foot in the United States for the first time. Preceding the Dvorak, the orchestra will perform Dances in the Canebrakes, a work composed by African-American female composer Florence Price in 1953.

Also appearing: Brass Choir, Academy & Debut Orchestras.

Join us as we celebrate 20 amazing years of SOGO with lots of birthday cake and inspirational performances by over 130 young musicians.

Lead • Inspire • Perform • Repeat :|| Orchestrating lifelong participation in the Arts!

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2019-2020 Placement Auditions

Schedule an appointment by calling 360.352.1438 or email StudentOrchestras@gmail.com!

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.

For information about the placement audition or schedule an appointment, go to our Join SOGO page.

REHEARSAL: 5:15pm – 7:15pm
Advanced musicians (high school – college)
Mr. May, Music Director & Conductor

REHEARSAL:  4:25 – 5:10pm
Members of the Conservatory Orchestra
Mr. Allison, Conductor
Ms. Ward, Assist. Conductor

REHEARSAL:  2:45pm – 4:30pm
Intermediate (middle to early high school)
Mr. Allison, Artistic Director & Conductor

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