Concerts and Events2019-02-01T18:23:58+00:00

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

The ever-popular 18-member Brass Choir, directed by Greg Allison, will put you in the holiday mood. Laughter and reflection abound in the programming. From the Frog narrating the 12 Days of Christmas to the heralding sounds that once echoed in the grand churches of Europe, there is music for everyone. A delightful afternoon out for family, friends, and co-workers with reasonably priced tickets.

Reserve Tickets $5, $10, $26 (available online or calling and leaving a message at 360.352.1438). Tickets at the door: $8, $13, $35

Sponsors:  Tumwater Eye Center, Academy Mortgage Corporation, Lacey

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

Come to sing or come to listen to the 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 or purchase. Donations are gladly accepted.
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Distinguished Sponsor:  R.L. Ray Violin Shop, LLC  and PCS Structural Solutions
Hosted by:  Washington Center for the Performing Arts & SOGO

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

Franz von Suppe, Light Cavalry Overture
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

Instrument Petting Zoo, Saturday, April 27 at the Washington Center

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, and pluck an instrument of the orchestra. This is free and open to the public event for those who want to experience some fun during the Spring Olympia Arts Walk.

SIGN UP at the Zoo for a FREE four-day beginning violin class for early elementary age students.  The instrument is provided. The class will be held April 30 – May 3 at Washington M.S., Olympia, from 5-6pm (Date/Time subject to change). For more information or to register for the class before the Instrument Petting Zoo, email SOGO at

Sponsored by: Small To Tall Pediatric Dentistry
Hosted by: Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia and the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

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