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Chamber Orchestra Ogden returns for new season this Saturday

By Deann Armes - | Sep 22, 2021
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"Reintroducing the Orchestra" is the first return with all of the musicians of Chamber Orchestra Ogden since before the pandemic began. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Peery's Egyptian Theater.
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The public can meet the musicians of Chamber Orchestra Ogden as they showcase their instruments at 6:15 p.m. before their performance Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
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Tickets for "Reintroducing the Orchestra" by Chamber Orchestra Ogden are only $8 and are available at ogdenpet.com/tickets.

For the first time since the pandemic began — and after a season and a half of canceled shows, reduced numbers of musicians and limited seating — Chamber Orchestra Ogden is back. The 2021-2022 season is kicking off with the full orchestra in “Reintroducing the Orchestra,” the season opener at Peery’s Egyptian Theater this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

According to music director and conductor Michael A. Palumbo in a COO newsletter, the highlight of this season’s opening concert is Benjamin Britten’s “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” with Carey Campbell, an associate professor of music at Weber State University, as the narrator.

Mozart’s “Overture to Don Giovanni,” will open the concert, followed by Maurice Ravel’s “Pavane for a Dead Princess” and Antonin Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances, Opus 46,” which is a set of eight pieces he wrote as two sets of four.

“A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” will be the final piece.

“Because the orchestra is playing ‘A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,'” Palumbo stated, “we encourage you to bring your children and give them a chance to see these instruments up close.” All children ages 8 and over are welcome.

Along with the theme of “reintroducing the orchestra,” and to connect the musicians with the community, members of the orchestra will gather in the south hallway outside of the theater from 6:30-7:15 p.m. to show off their instruments.

“I hope you will join us for what will be an exciting evening of music,” Palumbo wrote.

Tickets for this show, and all Chamber Orchestra Ogden concerts, are $8.00 and available by phone at 801-689-8700, online at ogdenpet.com/tickets, or in person at the Egyptian Theater box office Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each concert begins.

Season tickets are available for $20.00 for the three concerts at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. The annual summer Untamed POPS! concert at the Ogden Amphitheater is free.

As always, active military, veterans, and their families are admitted without charge to all COO concerts, as are students ages 8-18.

For more information, visit chamberorchestraogden.org, the COO Facebook page at facebook.com/ChamberOrchestraOgden/ or contact Palumbo at contactchamberorchestraogden@gmail.com or 801-624-9232.

You can also follow COO on Twitter at @ogdenmusic and Instagram @chamberorchestraogden.

COO, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, extends its gratitude to Weber County RAMP, Ogden City, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, the Stewart Foundation, The Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, Utah Arts and Museums, and individual donors for their support.

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