OSM Concerts for the 2016-2017 Season

Experience OSM concerts in the intimacy and superb acoustics of the Moss Theater. Enjoy the wonderful ambience, comfort, and viewing perspectives of this new 344-seat state-of-the-art venue. For directions and additional information on the hall, please visit Moss Theater.

Venue: Moss Theater, New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village
Address: 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica (west of Centinela)
Parking: Free on-site and near-by street parking
Expo Line: Bergamot Station stop at 26th/Olympic (short 10 minute walk to the Moss Theater)

“Summer into Fall”

Sunday, October 9, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Allen Robert Gross, conductor
Mark Robson, piano

Chen Yi: Caramoor’s Summer (Southern California premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

* Contributing Concert Sponsors: Mimi Yu and Alex Chai *

Mark Robson has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a performer with a “monster technique”, “an inquiring mind” and a pianist for whom everything he “touched sparkled”. Come hear Robson's "sparkling" Mozart, timeless Beethoven, and Chen Yi's summertime piece as it leads us into our fall season.

“Two Seasons, Two Brandenburgs”

Sunday, February 12, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Allen Robert Gross, conductor
Michael Emery, violin
David Shostac and Susan Greenberg, flute

Vivaldi: "Winter" and “Spring” from The Four Seasons
Piazzolla: "Winter" and “Spring” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Bach: Brandenburg Concerti No. 3 and 4

OSM is proud to present concertmaster Michael Emery as our featured soloist in two virtuosic sets of "seasonal" movements performed in the contrasting musical styles of Vivaldi and Piazzolla. Along with our two seasons are two popular Brandenburg concerti which evoke both movement and color. In Brandenburg #4, Emery is featured along with flutists David Shostac and Susan Greenberg.

“Unique Communities: A Musical Exploration”

Sunday, April 2, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Allen Robert Gross, conductor and presenter

Revueltas: Suite from Redes (Nets)
(Excerpts from Paul Strand's film Redes will be shown)
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

An extensive musical exploration by Music Director Allen Robert Gross, discussing musical examples from two suites, excerpts from the film Redes, and a complete performance of both compositions. Experience a sense of two very distinctive communities during this performance.

This concert is funded in part by the Leo Buscaglia Foundation whose mission is "Building community spirit by helping people to help others."

“Season Finale”

Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Allen Robert Gross, conductor
Damian Montano, composer and bassoonist

Haydn: Symphony No. 22, "The Philosopher"
Montano: Three Night Pieces, Concerto for Bassoon
(West Coast Premiere)
Schubert: Symphony No. 5

*Contributing Concert Sponsor*

Damian Montano performs as both soloist and composer in this West Coast premiere of his bassoon concerto "Three Night Pieces". In addition to being treated to the unique sounds of the bassoon, enjoy an early Haydn symphony, and hear Schubert's charming fifth symphony.

These programs are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission. Also, Orchestra Santa Monica is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

New Roads School is a diverse and cohesive educational community, reflective of the kaleidoscope of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, and orientations that make our larger Los Angeles community so vibrant. We believe that a meaningful 21st century education must include a diverse cohort as well as integration with the larger community in order to prepare students for conscientious participatory lives and not merely to ready them for college.