Orchestra Santa Monica


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

Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM)

2021-2022 Orchestra Concert Programs

We Gather” Film Screening and OSM Woodwind Quintet Live Performance

Thursday, Feb 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

California African American Museum (CAAM)
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Please see We Gather film description below. The OSM Woodwind Quintet will perform works by Black American composers Valerie Coleman, William Grant Still, Derrick Skye, Duke Ellington, and Scott Joplin/Bill Holcombe

This event at CAAM is free to the public.  (Reserve your tickets…)


Sunday, March 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

The Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
Eli and Edythe Broad Stage
1310 11th St., Santa Monica

Roger Kalia, conductor
Barbora Kolarova, violin

Works by Valerie Coleman, Shostakovich, and Brahms (see Orchestra Concerts page for details)

We Gather: Black Life in Santa Monica told through Music, Visuals, and Narrative

is an exciting film collaboration between the orchestra and our talented local partners.  The project involves new music, artwork, narrative and video, portraying past to present-day experiences.  “We Gather” will be freely available online to all with its official online release planned for early 2022.

(We Gather Soundtrack:  Audio Sample )

"We Gather" original painting by Kevin McCants

We invite you to watch our Facebook interview discussing this project, to learn about the music commission, art commission, and unique perspective on Santa Monica Black life, all culminating in the making of this film.

To help support this special production, please visit www.OrchestraSantaMonica.org/donate/

This film is made possible in part by Art of Recovery, an initiative of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs.


For the latest information on upcoming programs, find us 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.