September 8, Friday     6:00 & 6:30 p.m.

Old Settlers' Days Ice Cream Social

"The Olympic Spirit"

The OCO hails the arrival of the 2000 Summer Games with some famous Olympic themes in addition to other great "athletic" music  and some all-American selections, as well!

October 7, Saturday     11:00 a.m.

Hidden Glen Arts Festival, Cedar Creek

"The Art of the Rag"

The OCO returns to Hidden Glen with this special program celebrating America's first popular music. Performing such familiar tunes as "The Entertainer" and the "Maple Leaf Rag," the orchestra will re-create the sound of an authentic ragtime orchestra of the early Twentieth Century.

November 19, Sunday      3:00 p.m.

Osborne Performing Arts Center, 311 E. Park

"A Salute to Veterans"

The real-life heroes of America's armed forces are honored in a program which also includes the Symphony No. 8 by Dvorak.  The color guard from the Olathe American Legion will make a special appearance.

February 3, Saturday     7:30 p.m.

Osborne Performing Arts Center

"A Night at the Opera"

Lyric Opera resident baritone Brian Steele returns with a host of area operatic luminaries for a reprise of our most popular concert ever, featuring favorite solos, ensembles, and overtures from the world of opera.

Sunday, April 22, 2001     3:00 p.m.

Osborne Performing Arts Center

"Bach to the Future"

Our annual Scholarship Concert offers orchestral masterpieces from over the centuries, from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 to great music of our time  plus, Michael J. Khadavi, the winner of the High School Concerto Competition.

     Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
     Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
     Lalo: Symphonie Espanol - Michael Khadavi, violin soloist
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Thank you to Dr. Linda S. Khadavi for playing the Harpschord with the Orchestra. 
    Selections from Ragtime - the musical

2000 - 2001 Concert Series