Roger Kalia, who recently concluded a very successful first season as Music Director of Orchestra Santa Monica, is primed to lead the orchestra for another three years. “This contract represents an absolute vote of confidence in our new Music Director,” says OSM President, Cindy Bandel. “Roger is a true artist and our board, musicians, and audience members are all very enthusiastic about his leadership, talent, energy, and ideas. We are pleased with all that he is accomplishing in our community and are proud of the fact that he’s also becoming increasingly prominent on the national level.”=
Says Kalia: “I am thrilled to be with Orchestra Santa Monica through the 2021-22 season! It is an honor to be part of this amazing organization. Our upcoming 2019-2020 season will celebrate the wonderful musicians of the orchestra through diverse and varied programs, which will include Orchestra Santa Monica premieres by composers Reena Esmail and Adam Schoenberg; two Orchestra Santa Monica debuts by pianist/composer Murray Hidary and violinist Barbora Kolářová; and works by Philip Glass and Brahms as well as Beethoven to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth. It is going to be a fantastic season!”
Submitted by Orchestra Santa Monica’s. Orchestra Santa Monica’s mission is to build a strong community of classical music lovers of all ages and make a positive impact on the quality of people’s lives.