Orchestra Santa Monica


Music Director Roger Kalia with OSM musicians at Tongva Park, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica

2022-2023: Celebrating 10 years of OSM!

*** For our special 10-year anniversary, 
concert tickets will be free to all this season ***

Orchestra Concert dates
Nov 19, 2022 (SAT) – 7:30 pm
Feb 11, 2023 (SAT) – 7:30 pm
May 7, 2023 (SUN) – 2:00 pm

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OSM Woodwind Quintet Concert on Oct 1, 2022

John Williams and Pictures at an Exhibition

Nov 19, 2022 (SAT) @ 7:30 pm
Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School
600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Roger Kalia, conductor
Thomas Hooten, trumpet (bio)

John Williams: Highlights from Lincoln
Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

Event Information
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Derrick Skye & Tchaikovsky

Feb 11, 2023 (SAT) @ 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St., Santa Monica

Roger Kalia, conductor
Jubilant Sykes, baritone (bio)

Derrick Skye: We Gather Suite (World premiere)
Copland: Selections from Old American Songs
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Strauss Der Rosenkavalier and Operatic Favorites

May 7, 2023 (SUN) @ 2:00 pm
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center*
Eli and Edythe Broad Stage
1310 11th St, Santa Monica

Roger Kalia, conductor
Katherine Polit, soprano (bio)
Nicholas Preston, tenor (bio)
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Additional repertoire TBA

*ONLINE RELEASE May 22, 2022* – We Gather: Black Life in Santa Monica told through Music, Visuals, and Narrative is an exciting film collaboration between the orchestra and our talented partners. Set to original music composed by Derrick Skye and performed by OSM musicians, historic to present-day scenes tell moving and compelling stories about Santa Monica’s Black community. To learn more, please read “We Gather” film notes.  To view, play the embedded film on OSM’s website or visit “WE GATHER” on Vimeo.

We Gather is free for all to view online and may also be presented at museums, classrooms, libraries, etc. Please contact OSM to arrange film embedding on your website and in-person screenings. Below are some example placements:

  • Featured ~6 weeks on KUSC’s Culture Blog Play On, California
  • Online presentation by Santa Monica History Museum
  • Screenings at the California African American Museum (Exposition Park) and Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Monica

For more information, please contact the OSM officeThis film is made possible in part by Art of Recovery, an initiative of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs.

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

*This performance does not constitute an endorsement by Santa Monica College.