SOGO Winter Concert

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA, United States

The Winter Concert highlights a variety of musical styles. Music Director Cameron May leads the Conservatory Orchestra in Copland’s Variations on a Shaker Melody and Moncayo’s Huapango, a dance-like work. SOGO member Cade McBride has arranged Debussy’s piano work The Sunken Cathedral for orchestra. The concert closes with a true barn burner with the fourth…

Emerald City Music: Quartets in Spotlight: The Calidore & The Abeo Quartet

Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia, WA, United States

Two string quartets – the Calidore Quartet and Abeo Quartet – unite to perform arguably the most resplendent piece of music ever written: Mendelssohn’s String Octet. Emerald City Music brings you not one, but two incredible string quartets on the same stage: the Abeo Quartet and the Calidore Quartet for its Quartet in Spotlight annual…

Masterworks Choral Ensemble: Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA, United States

Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival has been called “the granddaddy of all singing contests” for a cappella groups. It embraces all styles of music performed a cappella, from doo-wop and barbershop, gospel, and jazz to exciting new directions of contemporary vocal harmony. The PNW 2023 champions, Outpour, return as hosts for this high energy event…

Masterworks Choral Ensemble: Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War”

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA, United States

Haydn composed this mass, one of the most popular of his mass settings, in 1796 at the time of Austria’s general mobilization into war. With the title, “Mass in Time of War,” Haydn subtly moves the focus from the conflict itself to what it means to those who must endure its consequences–who understand what it…

SOGO Spring Concert

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA, United States

The Spring Concert highlights several soloists. Sky Lin, cello, performs Élégie by Fauré, and the Concerto for Trombones by Leyden shows off the entire section. Music Director Cameron May leads the Conservatory Orchestra, rounding out the season with music from Tower of Power and John Willams. The 18-member SOGO Brass Choir opens the concert with…