William White, music director George Shangrow, founder

YouTube Watch Party: October 23

Join us at 7:00 p.m. PDT tonight for an encore performance of a concert from April 2008 featuring Maestro George Shangrow conducting Haydn’s The Seasons.

This watch party is a free, unticketed event, and there’s one big advantage to watching a concert online as opposed to hearing it in a concert hall: we can use the YouTube chat to talk about how great it is while it’s happening, and even do a bit of reminiscing. So click over to YouTube to join in the chat at 7:00 p.m. this evening.

We greatly appreciate any financial support you can offer OSSCS this season, and with that in mind, please consider donating the price you’d usually pay for a ticket as you join us tonight for this watch party.

You did it!

I’d like to thank the entire OSSCS community, on behalf of the organization for donating, bidding, spreading the word, and participating in myriad other ways to make our first-eve online auction week the sparkling success that it was!

Because of you, we are in a financial position to continue fulfilling our mission during the quarantine period and to spring back to action once things return to normal. I hope you also felt that the auction week was, in and of itself, a festive occasion that really celebrated what makes this organization so special. I certainly did.

So What’s Next?

Well, that’s the big question, isn’t it? Basically, it’s like this: we have about 100 plans and 1,000 contingency plans on top of those for how to move forward. We’ll keep bringing you music online during the quarantine in a variety of guises. But as to the specifics of the 2020–2021 season, the basic plan is to delay any announcements as long as possible so that we are sure to operate from a place of maximum information.

I’m not kidding when I say we’ve got 100 plans, though, because we have creative ideas in every area of music and community, from how to mount concerts, how to stream them, how to publicize them, and even how to adjust our ticket pricing model.

It’s a brave new world, but I’m feeling braver now after what we accomplished this week.

Thanks again,


P.S. Be sure to check out (if you haven’t done so already) these world-premiere performances OSSCS musicians premiered during our auction week: