OSM Mission: To build a strong community of classical music lovers of all ages and make a positive impact on the quality of people’s lives. To nurture young people, OSM involves children and teens at our orchestra concerts as volunteers, audience goers, and performers and holds engaging musical outreach programs at local schools and community centers. To serve the community at large, OSM creates and shares life-enriching experiences through accessible, educational and inspirational live performances of classical music.
Background: Founded in the Fall of 2012, OSM performs four full orchestra concerts per year. The orchestra keeps its musical programming varied, presenting both standard repertoire and less-traditional works, and introducing culturally-diverse composers and soloists as well as new and exciting contemporary pieces.
In addition to our four primary orchestra concerts, smaller OSM ensembles perform at a variety of locations throughout Santa Monica and the Westside. Many of these smaller performances are geared toward outreach, education, and cultural enrichment while others are programmed for pure entertainment and enjoyment. Please read about a few of our outside activities below. We hope you will join us in our various forms of music making!