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OCO May 19th Concert Video in American Prize Semi-Finals


The Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra recording of the May 19th 2018 Concert is now on YouTube.

The Concert is colorful and includes a Mozart Divertimento, the Theme from Fanfare for Lake Country, Holst's St. Paul Suite for full orchestra, the Presentation of the 2018 Chatfield Award to Dave & Betty Reul, and 4 new movements of Sigmund Snopek's 'Lake Tones, Legends & Landscapes' series.

I'd like to share some info about the Lake Tones movements.
The series consists of 20 movements musically depicting the greater Oconomowoc area. The OCO performed and recorded the first 7 movements in 2010, and placed 3rd in the American Prize Awards in 2012 for the recording. The Concert is videotaped, then additional photography and video is added. The four movements from this concert include: Pier Adventures (Upper Oconomowoc / Lower Okauchee Lakes), Al Capone's Slots (Okauchee Lake), Meditation on Holy Hill, and Ice Age Boogie.

Without spoiling the surprises, I think I can relay that there is an Introduction in Pier Adventures, that has the orchestra musically playing... 'who can swim fastest', who can hold their breath longest', waves, and 'talking underwater'. Then one has a boat ride of Okauchee lake. There is an Al Capone who has an adventure in the 2nd movement. Composer Sigmund Snopek and OCO Music Director Roberta Carpenter do cameos, and Mr. Capone visits the Okauchee Post Office, the Channel, and the Hideaway Restaurant! There are 4 Ragtime solos featuring: Frank Reda, Trumpet, Rick Grothaus, Clarinet, Bob Ignaszak, viola, and composer Sigmund Snopek on piano.  The OCO was given special permission to film at Holy Hill Basilica. The movement is rich, and I'm certain you'll find it a treasure! Ice Age Boogie... well... are you ready?? There is an Ice Storm... and certain creatures are enjoying the dance!!

The Finals announcement will be posted on the American Prize Blog and, the OCO Facebook www.facebook.com/oconorch, and here!

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