Olympia Chamber Orchestra

Don't Just Play The Notes

Follow members of a community classical chamber orchestra as they come together after two years of isolation due to the Covid pandemic to re-establish musical rapport.

The movie documents the process as they develop concert programs, practice individually and as an ensemble, and perform in a different venue with a new director and conductor.

The movie will follow the orchestra for a year.



Watch an interview with Ila Velupula. The 1st place winner in the advanced category Olympia Music Teachers Association Concerto competition.

Ila will be performing the Mozart Piano Concerto 20 with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra 2/19/23 at 2:30 pm at Luthern Church of the Good Shepard.

Dr. Jonathan Spatola-Knoll discusses Elfrida Andree´ and

the Overture in G Minor

OCO Concerts

OCO Concert 11/6/22

The Bard - Part 1

Works by C.Gluck and J. Kraus

OCO Concert 11/6/22

The Bard - Part 2

Works by A. Jorgensen & W. Mozart

OCO SpotLights

The Olympia Chamber Orchestra (OCO) has so many talented musicians. This mini-series is a way to share the players with you.

These 90 second Spotlights will be part of a documentary that  follows the OCO through the 2022-2023 season as they Don't Just Play The Notes

Tania Basham is principal oboist with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra.

Robert Neisinger is the percussionist with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra

Kevin Robertson is principal trombonist with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra.

Andrea and Joe Bichsel, cellists with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra

Rosalie Romano, Assistant Concert Master, shares her thoughts about OCO.

Bill shares of the composers and making music that makes him passionate about being part of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra.

Our newest spotlight shares the insights of violist Elna Benoit.

Hear about Elna's experience collaborating with different musicians and conductors during her 15 years of playing with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra.

Violinist Melinda Mulcahy may just be the musician with the longest history in OCO.
Hear her speak about her experiences of different leadership and different roles within the group!

Our next spotlight features our Music Director, Nickolas Carlson.

Hear him talk about coming back together after the break caused by the pandemic and favorite moments with OCO.

The next spotlight focuses on our Social Media Director, Ryne Olson.
Hear him talk about his duties, and how he came to be involved with the Olympia Chamber Orchestra!

Principle, 2nd violinist Julie Sandvig

Chris Ruef is a 1st violinist in the Olympia Chamber Orchestra.

Jordan Pilla is bass player with Olympia Chamber Orchestra

James Fausto plays violin in the 2nd violin section

Daniel Boschee First Violin

Gretchen Valley Principal Viola

Jonathan Holder and Keith Holder, Principal and 2nd trumpet

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