Chamber Orchestra Ogden started informally in the summer of 2010 as a group of stringed instrument players who gathered under the direction of Michael Palumbo, Professor of Music at Weber State University, to play a concert at the Ogden Farmer’s Market. The players had a great time, and the decision was made to form a full-scale orchestra over the next year. The orchestra incorporated in September of 2011, and took up residence at Ogden’s Union Station, which was their home for four years. Palumbo retired in 2013 and continues to conduct the orchestra.
In 2016 the orchestra moved to Peery’s Egyptian Theater, a venue that offered a larger stage and concert space with fixed seating, and since that time we have been proud to call the Egyptian home.
The orchestra is an auditioned, paid, semi-professional orchestra that plays three regular season concerts each year, plus several summer performances including collaborating with Imagine Ballet, Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music, NextEnsemble, and other organizations. This summer, in addition to two ballet we are also joining Ogden UnCon as the resident orchestra, and for Friday evening’s concert we will be performing a variety of well-known music that will be in spirit of UnCon.
Our members come from all walks of life, including professional musicians, teachers, lawyers, nurses, and many homemakers. We are bound together by our love of performing all different types of music.
AmpedARTS seeks to expand opportunities for local artists & performers, as well as programmatic diversity for our audience(s). We're working to broaden the artistic, cultural, and community reach beyond the usual convention, by presenting complementary visual and performing arts programming. In short, we are presenting a free orchestral Pops concert of related movie and TV themes, performed by Chamber Orchestra Ogden. By making this a free concert, (and incorporating outreach elements), we help expose audiences of all ages who may not normally experience orchestral music to this art form. We believe that approaching the project in this way also helps weave the arts more fully through daily life for our