OUTREACHSupporting Music Education Throughout the Bay Area
Partnering with Public Schools
CCCO’s annual season includes collaborations with the orchestras from both College Park High School in Pleasant Hill (our rehearsal hosts) and Alhambra High School (in Martinez) – performing joint concerts on the high school campuses, which include a side-by-side component with the high school orchestras. Also included in these collaborations are regularly scheduled clinics with CCCO Music Director/Conductor Timothy M. Smith, with all of the instrumental ensembles at both high schools, and at Martinez Junior High School as well. Maestro Smith, is in great demand as a guest conductor/clinician, and each year, works with dozens of high school and junior high school instrumental ensembles throughout the greater bay area, and beyond.
One of CCCO’s concerts each season is centered on a family-friendly popular theme, which in the past has included selections from live and animated movies, and broadway musicals. Music from The Sound of Music, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, The Wizard of Oz, Forrest Gump and more have been featured. CCCO’s April 2017 concerts this season will feature music from Disney/Pixar films! CCCO has always valued the presence of student-aged audience members at all of our concerts, and Youth tickets are offered at heavily discounted prices all season long at all of our performance venues.
In recent years, CCCO has made the historic El Campanil Theater in Antioch its second home in the interest of bringing affordable classical music performances to residents of East County. We also maintain a holiday tradition of playing for the San Ramon Arts Foundation’s Sing-a-Along Messiah under the direction of Maestro Timothy Smith.
St. Mary’s College of California Performing Arts Partnership
CCCO is proud and honored to enjoy a formal relationship with Saint Mary’s College. Through this relationship, talented student musicians have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with a respected community orchestra. Each season, CCCO features an SMC Performing Arts faculty member as a soloist, and/or programs a composition by SMC’s outstanding resident faculty composer Dr. Martin Rokeach. In addition, CCCO is made available for bi-annual workshop readings of SMC student orchestration projects.