Orchestra Santa Monica


OSM Outreach

OSM Woodwind Quintet at Santa Monica school concert (pictured left to right): Liz Gutierrez (bassoon), April Cap (oboe), Brian Shetland (horn), Lisa Kohorn (clarinet), Emily Senchuk (flute)

The OSM Woodwind Quintet has been a cornerstone in Orchestra Santa Monica’s educational and community outreach since OSM was founded in 2012. The quintet’s focus is to provide live music programs to schools and local organizations, with the ability to announce programs and provide narrations  in both English and Spanish. The quintet often performs in Title I schools, whose students have little access to live concert music. By incorporating educational talks into each performance, the quintet enhances the learning experience for younger audiences and helps introduce them to new or unfamiliar genres. Most recently in 2022, they presented concerts for students of the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra and Elemental Strings. 

The OSM Woodwind Quintet has performed annually in the “Fireside at the Miles” series from 2012 until the Miles Memorial Playhouse closed in 2020. In spring 2022, the quintet will be ‘touring’ outside of Santa Monica and performing works by African American composers at the California African American Museum.

“Music and Movie Night” – April 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

OSM Woodwind Quintet and “We Gather” Film Screening

California African American Museum (CAAM)
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037
This event is free to the public. Reservations required.

Please CAAM for event details.
CAAM Cinema website and reservations

Additional OSM ensembles: An OSM String Quartet performed at the Santa Monica “Y”, OSM trios, duets, and soloists have performed at the Santa Monica Main Library Auditorium, Reed Park, and  various other locations.For inquiries about the OSM Woodwind Quintet and other OSM music ensembles, please send an email to Office on the contact form.

OSM Woodwind Quintet at Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH)

The OSM Woodwind Quintet has been featured annually at the “Fireside at the Miles Playhouse” concert series in Santa Monica.