Concerts

OSM Concerts for the 2018-2019 Season

Experience OSM orchestra 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)

“Apotheosis of the Dance” (Roger Kalia’s Inaugural Concert with OSM)

Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 @ 2:30 pm 
Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Roger Kalia, conductor
Dennis Kim & Sam Fischer, violins

Jacobsen/Aghaei: Ascending Bird
Seyfried:  Concerto for Two Violins & Orchestra [West Coast Premiere]
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

  • See OSM’s new “Program Notes” section

Concert Sponsor:  Mimi Yu & Alex Chai

Links to additional information and recordings

Dennis Kim (left) & Sam Fischer (right)

“Folk Flourishes”

Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm 
Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Roger Kalia, conductor
Sean Chen, piano

Faure: Pavane
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (“Paris”)
Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit (“The Ox on the Roof”)

  • See OSM’s new “Program Notes” section

Concert Sponsors: Apollo Couriers; Mimi Yu & Alex Chai

Links to additional information and recordings

Sean Chen

“Bohemian Rhapsodies”

Sunday, May 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm 
Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Roger Kalia, conductor
Eric Byers, cello

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Shostakovich:  Cello Concerto No. 1
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8

  • See OSM’s new “Program Notes” section

Concert Sponsors:  Mimi Yu & Alex Chai, The Karmin Family Foundation

Links to additional information and recordings

Eric Byers

“Steinway International Piano Academy” Concert

Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

(*** Please note downtown Los Angeles location ***)
Zipper Hall, The Colburn School
200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Roger Kalia, conductor
Guest Artists from Beijing Conservatory of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music Middle School Programs

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2

Information on Steinway Academy program
Orange County Music and Dance
Steinway & Sons Education

Roger Kalia rehearsing with orchestra

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.