Upcoming Concerts




2016 - 2017 season

[All of our concerts are free of cost, unless otherwise noted.]

March 26, 2017, 4:00 p.m
In Nature's Realm:  
Dvorak, Mozart & Brahms

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In Nature's Realm Overture

Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 Allegro
Susanna Lau and Janis Mercer, Pianos

BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 2

June 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Season Finale:  Beethoven! 
  • Symphony No. 5
  • Name Day Overture
  • A Walk in Paradise Garden
  • Valse Triste

Dates for our 2017-2018 season:
  • October 29, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
  • January 28, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
  • March 25, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
  • June 3, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

OCO recent concerts:

January 22, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

J.S. Bach: 
Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins
                Christina Owens and Thomas Chow, Violins

Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets
                Michael Cox and Cindy Collins, 
                Piccolo Trumpets

Gli Ucelli

Pulcinella Suite

October 23, 2016, 4:00 p.m.


Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
        Margaret Wu, Violin

Five Fragments for Orchestra

A Life for the Czar Overture

Unless otherwise noted, OCO concerts are at:
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 
1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland CA

Featured soloists in our upcoming March 26 concert:

 JANIS MERCER is an active pianist and composer who lives in San Francisco. CDs of her chamber music and electronic music are available on Centaur Records. Her newest CD, perfoming Anton Webern's complete solo piano music, will be released on Centaur in the next year. While she often performs contemporary music, she is active as an accompanist and soloist, performing more standard classical repertoire. Ms. Mercer teaches piano, composition, and chamber music at San Francisco Community Music Center, in addition to having a private studio. She holds residencies at Villa Montalvo, Ragdale, Centrum and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center.
    Her website is http://www.janismercer.com


SUSANNA LAU, age 13, began piano lessons at the age of 5. She is currently a scholarship student at the San Francisco Community Music Center (SFCMC), studying with Ms. Janis Mercer. She performed in the 2010 and 2013 Annual San Francisco Chopin Competion for Young Pianists, and in the 2012 Junior Bach festival. In 2016 Susanna competed in the Confucius Cup SF Asian Youth Talent Competion, performed in SFCMC'S 26th Annual Pursuit of Excellence Concert and Annual Baroque masterclass, as well as a masterclass given by Mr. Emmanuel Ax, also at SFCMC.