“We Gather for Santa Monica”
in honor of Black History Month
Feb 2, 2023 (THU) @ 6:00 pm
Santa Monica Main Library
Martin Luther King Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica
Parking: Metered street parking and underground parking lot
(entrance to lot just north of SM History Museum, 1350 7th St)
On Thursday evening, Feb 2 at 6:00 pm, Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) and Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) present “We Gather for Santa Monica” in honor of Black History Month. This free one-hour program will be held in the Martin Luther King Auditorium and will feature OSM’s film, “We Gather: Black Life in Santa Monica told through Music, Visuals, and Narrative”. The program also includes violin music followed by the OSM Woodwind Quintet performing works by Black American composers. Prior to this event, at 5:30 in the library patio area, enjoy a cappella singing by members of Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Monica.
OSM Woodwind Quintet
presents its “Music of the Americas” Concert
in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month
*** Music of Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, and Puerto Rico ***
Oct 1, 2022 (SAT) @ 2:00 pm
Virgina Avenue Park
2200 Virgina Ave., Santa Monica
Thelma Terry Center
This free concert is presented in partnership with the Santa Monica Public Library and Virginia Ave Park.
This program is made possible by a grant from the City of Santa Monica.
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 Music.
The OSM Woodwind Quintet performed annually in the “Fireside at the Miles” series from 2012 until the Miles Memorial Playhouse closed in 2020. In spring 2022, the quintet ‘toured’ outside of Santa Monica and performed works by Black American composers at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
Additional OSM ensembles: OSM String Quartets have performed at the Santa Monica “Y” and the Santa Monica History Museum. 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.