Orchestra Santa Monica

2019-2020 Season

OSM Orchestra Concerts (2019-2020 Season)

2019-2020 Season:  Experience OSM orchestra concerts in three wonderful concert venues this season… the historic, Art Deco style El Rey Theatre, the elegant Broad Stage, and the intimate, acoustically superb Moss Theater.

*** View our complete 2019-2020 Season program book here.

MindTravel and Beyond”

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm 
The El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Roger Kalia, conductor
Murray Hidary, piano

Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3 (1st and 4th movements)
Wojciech Kilar:  Orawa
Murray Hidary: Without for String Orchestra
Murray Hidary: MindTravel featuring Murray Hidary, piano

Pre-Concert Listening Samples:
Glass: Symphony 3 Mvmt. 1, Mvmt. 4
Kilar: Orawa

Program notes, guest artist pictures and bios


Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
(*** Cancelled due to pandemic ***)

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

Roger Kalia, conductor
Barbora Kolarova, violin

Adam Schoenberg: Go
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
Brahms: Violin Concerto

Concert Sponsors: Apollo Couriers, Mimi Yu & Alex Chai

Pre-Concert Listening Samples:
Adam Schoenberg: Go
Shostakovich Symphony 9
Brahms: Violin Concerto

Program notes, guest artist pictures and bios


Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
(*** Cancelled due to pandemic ***)

Moss Theater, New Roads School
at the Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Roger Kalia, conductor
Gary Bovyer, clarinet

Reena Esmail: “Testament” from Vishwas
Copland:  Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Pre-Concert Listening Samples:
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Program notes, guest artist pictures and bios

MindTravel & Beyond Concert 

The historic art-deco El Rey Theatre provides the right atmosphere and vibe for OSM’s collaborative “MindTravel & Beyond” concert with pianist/composer Murray Hidary

OSM will have its debut performance at the Santa Monica College Broad Stage.
For our “Innovators” performance, the Moss Theater provides an intimate and integrative connection between OSM musicians and audience members.


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.

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.

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