Concerts and Events 2018-11-11T19:52:14+00:00


Tickets for Season Concerts can be purchased at the Washington Center Box Office at 360.753.8586, or (Search “SOGO”)

Tickets for Brass Choir Holiday show go on sale beginning the first rehearsal September 2018.

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Or call the office at 360.352.1438.

Concert Location

Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501

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Current Season Concerts and Events

Season at a Glance

Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia welcomes new Music Director and Conductor Cameron May.

The 2018-2019 season offers a rich array of programs showcasing May’s skill, confidence and humor on the podium. Musicians and audience members will be inspired by his depth and knowledge of the classical literature and commitment to bringing live music to the South Sound area. Maestro May 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 4, 4 p.m. Fall Concert at the Washington Center

Giuseppe Verdi, Overture to Nabucco
Antonin Dvorak, Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
George Butterworth, A Shropshire Lad
Featuring a mass orchestra finale of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mambo’ from West Side Story

Distinguished Sponsor:  Olympic Dermatology & Laser Clinic

Saturday, December 8, 2pm Brass Choir Holiday Show at Westminster Presbyterian

Tickets ($5, $10, $26) available online or calling and leaving a message at 360.352.1438.
Sponsors:  Tumwater Eye Center, Academy Mortgage Corporation, Lacey

Monday, December 17, 7 p.m. Community Messiah Sing-Along at the Washington Center 

This event is Free and open to the public.
Distinguished Sponsor:  R.L. Ray Violin Shop, LLC  and PCS Structural Solutions | Hosted by:  Washington Center for the Performing Arts & SOGO
For more information…

Sunday, March 3, 4 p.m. Winter Concert at the Washington Center

Franz von Suppe, Overture to Poet and Peasant
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7, Op. 92: II. Allegretto
Dana Wilson, Shortcut Home
Peter Illych Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

Distinguished Sponsor:  Olympia Federal Savings

Saturday, April 27, 2-4 p.m. Instrument Petting Zoo at the Washington Center

Sponsored by: Small To Tall pediatric dentistry

Hosted by:  Washington Center for the Performing Arts & SOGO

Sunday, May 19, 4 p.m. Spring Concert at the Washington Center

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620
Anthony Plog, Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, and Orchestra
Edward Elgar, Nimrod from Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Jean Sibelius, Finlandia, Op. 26

Sponsored by: Capital Heating & Cooling

Side By Side

What: Bring your instrument and music stand.  Come to play along with friends sight-reading concert music.  Parents are invited to attend.

Where: Calvary Chapel Olympia at 919 Division St NW, Olympia WA  98502 (Back side of Jefferson M.S.)

When: Sunday, November 11, 3pm—4:45pm Debut & Academy Orchestras (elementary – early high school) and 5pm – 7:15pm Conservatory Orchestra (hight School – college)

Fall Concert

Sunday, November 4, 4pm.

Fall Concert at the Washington Center

Welcome to the podium Music Director and Conductor Cameron May for his season debut with the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia. Mr. May has chosen a program for the Conservatory Orchestra with a wide variety of styles and genres, while highlighting Czech, Italian, English, and American composers. From musicals to opera and everything in between, don’t miss this exciting opening concert.

Verdi, Overture to Nabucco
Dvorak, Slavonic Dances
Butterworth, A Shropshire Lad
Bernstein, Mambo from West Side Story

The Brass Choir, Greg Allison conductor, will open the concert with Monteverdi’s Deus Adjuctorum. Their portion of the program will also include Granger’s Australian Up-Country Tune and Bernstein’s America as part of the composer’s 100th-birthday celebration.

Please join us Sunday, November 4, 4pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a welcome party in the lobby just after the concert for our new Music Director and Conductor Cameron May.

Tickets: Online at or call the Box Office at 360.753.8586
Distinguished Sponsor:  Olympic Dermatology

Instrument Petting Zoo at Olympia Arts Walk


Kids of all ages are invited to attend the wild and ferocious Instrument Petting Zoo Saturday, April 27, from 2-4pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.  There will be zoo keepers on hand to demonstrate and help you learn how to blow, bow, buzz, pluck, or crash the different instruments played in an orchestra. This is free and open to the public event for those who want to experience some fun during the Spring Olympia Arts Walk. Thank you to the Washington Center for hosting the event.

SOGO members performance times and information read on…

Messiah Sing-Along

Monday, December 17, 7pm
Washington Center

Come to sing or come to listen to the 17th annual Community Messiah Sing-Along at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Olympia.  This is a free and open to the public performance hosted by Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO). Limited scores are available to borrow. Donations are gladly accepted.  For more information click here.

Sponsored by R.L. Ray Violin Shop & PCS Structural Solutions
Hosted by SOGO & Washington Center

Let the glory of Handel’s Messiah transport you from the cares of this world. Handel famously secluded himself for 23 days to create this inspirational work. Become part of a tradition stretching back hundreds of years as audiences of all ages come to listen or come to sing.


Featuring ~
SOGO Music Director and Conductor:
Cameron May

Soloists Include
Carolyn Quick, soprano
Brianna Kramer, mezzo soprano
Dan Colgan, tenor
John Guarente, baritone & chorus master

SOGO Conservatory Orchestra
SOGO alumni
Community musicians

Audience as choir!

For a list of titles being performed, click here.