Music Director Retires In May 2018

After 18 years with the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia, Maestro John Welsh will be retiring the baton. Welsh has been with the organization since the beginning.  Hailing from the East Coast, Welsh brought a wealth of experience, leadership, and direction to the members of SOGO. 

This 2017-2018 season we celebrate his retirement with a walk-through memory lane as Maestro Welsh conducts some of his most beloved symphonic works and features many of his favorite soloists.

The final concert of the season will be held Sunday, May 20, 4pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Maestro Welsh will be conducting his last performance with the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia Conservatory Orchestra. Join us for this special concert and retirement celebration for Welsh afterward in the Black Box.