The OCC Orchestra with the Florence Community Choir
 
Photo by Len Goodwin

The Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra is in its fifteenth season of live concert performances. Presenting six concerts each season from Reedsport to Yachats, the orchestra is composed mainly of coastal residents and musicians from the Eugene area. In addition to the classics, the Orchestra has performed pop, jazz, opera, modern and even rock pieces. A considerable amount of original music has been written and played by members of the orchestra.

Spring Concert 2016


 Once again Robin deVour and John Monks have assembled a program sure to entertain and satisfy all musical tastes. Maestro DeVour opens the concert with the bombastic march "War March of the Priests" by Felix Mendelssohn and a gay traditional Gypsy dance by Nino Maretti. He closes the concert with "Night and Day," a Cole Porter standard arranged by DeVour and Charlie Perkins, and "Charlotte's Web" which Charlie composed and titled for his wife.

Maestros DeVour and Monks guide the orchestra through the remainder of the first half of the program with pieces by well-loved composers Debussy, Grieg and Khachaturian, and Albert Doppler's "Fantasia Hungara" for flute solo featuring OCCO's flautist Sarah Gage-Hunt. The second half of the concert consists of arrangements of "Covent Gardens" by Eric Coates, "When You Wish Upon a Star" by Leigh Harline featuring Richard Jones on saxaphone, along with jazz and show-tune standards by Charlie Perkins, Meredith Willson and Herb Harrison.