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Up Next, Our Red Dress Concert

After a successful performance in December with The Swingles when they were on their US tour, Chamber Orchestra Ogden is gearing up for the January 28 Red Dress Concert. This concert is sponsored by Ogden Regional Medical Center in celebration of American Heart Month, which is February. The concert begins at 7:30 at Peery’s Egyptian Theater and will feature two of the orchestra’s many talented members as soloists.

Gioachino Rossini wrote many popular operas, including some with unlikely names that are confusing unless you know the story. La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) is one of those operas. We are going to open the concert with the overture to this classic “who done it.” Full disclosure, everything turns out well.

Composer Alexandre Guilmant had a busy international career as an organist. He toured Europe and the Americas in this capacity. He is also one of the relatively few composers who wrote solo music for the trombone. Although the original Morceau Symphonique Opus 88 was written for trombone and piano, we are joining principal trombonist Kyle Larson in an arrangement made by Lyman Starr for trombone and orchestra.

When Edward Elgar wrote his cello concerto it was very slow to catch on with the musical establishment. However, the late Jacqueline du Pré’s recording with Daniel Barenboim om the 60s brought the piece out obscurity and imbued it with new life. Tonight, we will perform the first movement of this marvelous work with principal cellist Austin Packer as the soloist.

The final work of the evening will be Robert Schumann’s exciting Symphony No. 1 in B-flat, Opus 38. This is Schumann’s first completed symphonic work. It is a bright and airy composition, while Schumann was still relatively in control of himself. We hope you will enjoy listening.

Peery’s Egyptian Theater is the venue for this, and all of Chamber Orchestra Ogden’s concerts regular season. As always COO wishes to recognize the Egyptian Theater for its in-kind support of the orchestra’s concerts in this amazing venue.

Tickets for this and all Chamber Orchestra Ogden concerts at Peery’s Egyptian Theater are $10.00 and are available by phone at 801-689-8700, or in person at the Egyptian Theater box office M-F from 10 am to 6 pm. They may also be purchased online at Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before the concert begins.

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

Well-behaved children 8 and older are welcome to attend this, and all COO concerts.

For more information, please visit our website at our

Facebook page at or contact Michael Palumbo at, 801-624-9232. Follow us on Twitter at @ogdenmusic and on Instagram at chamberorchestraogden.

COO is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We extend our grateful thanks 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, the Utah Legislature, Utah Arts and Museums, and our wonderful individual donors, for their support.

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