Welcome to the 2020–2021 season of the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association — home of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and Chamber Music series.
Thank you for supporting ORCMA through the pandemic. Updates on our winter and spring programming will be posted here, so check this page often. Pending health guidelines and availability of venues, we anticipate distributing two virtual chamber music concerts featuring local musicians, two choral concerts, and a string orchestra concert featuring woodwind, brass, and percussion soloists. Music education videos will be distributed to Oak Ridge Schools, and an outdoor full orchestra concert is planned for late spring or early summer.
In keeping with our new strategic plan, you may notice that our concerts will also include compositions by underrepresented composers as we seek to become a growing and inclusive association of people interested in promoting music education and people interested in the performance of a diverse and inclusive range of orchestral, choral, and chamber music. Let us know what you think.
Until our next round of concerts is underway, click on the links below to watch our fall performances. Our fall programming featured several musical events, as well as opportunities to support ORCMA, and we thank our area's iconic locations for providing backdrops for our concerts. Visit ORCMA's homepage (bottom right) to make a secure donation online, or mail a check to ORCMA at 118 E. Division Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6906. Thank you again for your interest and support!
Saturday, October 17, 2:00 PM Outdoor Concert at Historic Jackson Square during the HeART for Heroes Street Painting Festival
What better way to open the season than with live music and fanfares performed by an Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra brass ensemble. In support of the HeART for Heroes theme, ORCMA is donating two (2) future concert tickets to a give-away honoring frontline workers of the pandemic. You may make a donation to ORCMA during Saturday's performance or online at ORCMA.org. View this brass concert on ORCMA's YouTube channel.
Friday, October 23, 7:00 PM Virtual Concert
Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra woodwind players will dazzle you in a virtual concert from the Oak Ridge Playhouse. Sign up for our email list to receive the online concert link. View this woodwind concert on ORCMA's YouTube channel.
Sunday, November 8, Virtual Concert
Maestro Allcott leads a virtual concert from the Historic Grove Theater featuring Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra strings performing beloved favorites. THIS CONCERT WILL NOT BE LIVE-STREAMED, but a link to the recording will be made available as soon as possible. Subscribe to our email list - if you have not already - to receive the online concert link. View the string orchestra concert on ORCMA's YouTube channel.
Sunday, November 22, 3:00 PM Online Performance
The Oak Ridge Chorus, led by Director Brenda Luggie, partners with Roane Choral Society, Arts in Motion Dance Studio, and Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association to film excerpts from the seasonal favorite Nutcracker ballet. The video will be shown during a live-streamed concert. View Four Nutcracker Favorites by clicking here.
Monday, November 23, 3:00 PM Online Performance
The Oak Ridge Chorus, led by Director Brenda Luggie, presents a Holiday Program, with Melony Dodson, accompanist. Special thanks to videographers Dr. Mat Waters and Dr. James Rome. View the Holiday Program on ORCMA's YouTube channel.
*ORCMA's 2020–2021 programming is presented with support from sponsorships from individual donors, Spectra Tech, Inc. and UT-Battelle/Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the CARES Act, which directly supports continued efforts to keep our musicians and staff employed during the pandemic. Grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission are funded significantly by the Tennessee Specialty License Plates program. You may support the arts in Tennessee by purchasing a Specialty License Plate. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.