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

 2020-2021 Season

Stay tuned for OSM event announcements for the 2020-2021 season!  For our virtual programming, we are planning some interesting and engaging online interviews and will continue with our Classical Music Watch Parties, Classical Music Trivia  Nights, and more.  We are also starting to plan and coordinate for live-performance re-opening with solo and small ensemble mini-concerts.  We are very excited with the prospect of bringing live musical performances to you again soon!

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Virtual OSM: Interviews & Talks with Roger Kalia

Join Roger Kalia on Facebook for talks and interviews with musicians, artists and local leaders. We hear about their early musical influences, current passion projects and thoughts on the future of the arts in our community. Roger and guests are always live in the chat to answer your questions.

Wednesday April 28th, 7pm PDT
: Roger interviews Catherine Baker (OSM Principal Flute), Larry and Lisa Kohorn (OSM violin and clarinet). They'll talk about their musical background and experiences playing in OSM. We'll also hear them perform solo pieces and duets. Roger, Catherine, Lisa and Larry will be live on Zoom after the interview to answer all your questions. (Check back soon for the Zoom info). We'll see you there!

Virtual OSM: Music Watch Parties

Enjoy music together with OSM Music Director Roger Kalia, musicologist Christine Wisch, and friends.  The complete 'live party experiences' are accessible via Facebook.  Each party starts with a brief pre-concert talk, followed by fantastic music, insightful commentary, live chats, questions & answers, and connections through music. Example party subjects have included Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Bernstein's "Symphonic Dances" from West Side Story, Mahler Symphony No. 5, and a family-geared presentation of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf".

Virtual OSM: Music Trivia Nights

Join Music Director Roger Kalia as he hosts fun and engaging Music Trivia Nights on OSM's Facebook page and YouTube channel. How do you play? Easy! Facebook users join via OSM's Facebook page and anyone can participate via OSM's YouTube Channel. Links to the answer forms and additional instructions will be posted on OSM's Facebook and YouTube sites. Test your musical wits and have a great time. Game on!

Once scheduled,  program descriptions and details will be listed at www.facebook.com/OrchestraSM.  Many past video programs can be seen in OSM’s Facebook video section and various Classical Music Watch Parties are archived at Roger’s Watch Party YouTube playlist site.