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Orchestra Santa Monica welcomes Roger Kalia!

[–Musical America Worldwide, June 2018] “After a five-month long search and evaluating many fine candidates, Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) is proud to introduce Roger Kalia as its new Music Director and Conductor. “I am thrilled to have been named the next Music Director of Orchestra Santa Monica,” says Kalia. “I am looking forward to working with its wonderful musicians and Board and leading the orchestra into its next chapter. By performing exciting repertoire, both old and new, and creating unique community collaborations, we are going to reach out to a wide-ranging audience and make our concerts the most welcoming and inviting place for classical music in Santa Monica.”

[-Santa Monica Mirror, July 2019-] Roger Kalia Signs 3-Year Contract to Serve as OSM’s Music Director Through 2021-2022 Season.  Says Kalia: “My first season with OSM has been a true joy. I have enjoyed making music with our dedicated musicians, and working with our fantastic board of directors. We have such a wonderful orchestra, and I am extremely grateful to the Santa Monica community for your continued love and support. We have an amazing variety of music and guest artists planned for next season, and there is a great deal to look forward to. It is an honor to be your music director.”


“Bohemian Rhapsodies” 2018-2019 Season Finale

[- Santa Monica Mirror, May 2019 –] Praised as “ideally eloquent” by the Los Angeles Times, Eric Byers captivates audiences as a soloist, chamber musician, and composer.