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LAEMMLE LIVE proudly welcomes back our hometown band – Samohi Chamber Orchestra. Orchestra Directors are Joni Swenson and Jason Aiello.
Santa Monica High School, fondly referred to as Samohi, is a large urban public high school. Founded in 1891, Samohi has an enrollment of 3,000 diverse students and is situated on a twenty-six acre campus just a short walk from the Pacific Ocean.
The Santa Monica Orchestra was founded in 1903, making 2020 its 117th anniversary. During this time, the program has grown to include seven orchestras at Samohi. The Santa Monica High School Chamber Orchestra is comprised of twenty-two talented and dedicated young musicians who are leaders in the Samohi Symphony Orchestra. In past years, the Santa Monica High School Chamber Orchestra has performed in Carnegie Hall in 2009, at the American String Teachers Association National Orchestra Festival in Kansas City, Kansas in 2011; at the Northwest Orchestra Festival in Portland, Oregon in 2013 and in 2017, and in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2015. Last year, the Samohi Chamber Orchestra performed in New York City at the National Orchestra Cup Festival held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center where they received the best string ensemble in the festival. The Chamber Orchestra is delighted for its fourth performance in the Laemmle Live Concert Series.
Samohi Orchestra Parents Association
Ann Raziel, President
Santa Monica High School
Dr. Antonio Shelton, Principal
Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Monica Film Center
1332 Second Street