Members News

Full Ensemble Rehearsal Resumes Monday June 7 – Richmond Senior Center

RCO Full Ensemble rehearsals plan to resume on June 7, 2021, 6:30-8:00pm. June Rehearsals will take place in the Richmond Senior Center, 1600 S Second St, Richmond.
Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm
June 7, 14, 21, 28

Please note this is a change in the originally scheduled plans to start full ensemble rehearsals outdoors at the Bandshell at Roosevelt Hill in Glen Miller Park. In July we may move rehearsals to the bandshell. Watch here and Facebook for more Details.
July 5, 12, 19

Bandshell at Roosevelt Hill in Glen Miller Park
Sunday, July 25 – 1:00-3:00pm

Members will be asked to be masked when arriving and leaving rehearsal. Chairs will be placed at least 6 feet apart and members will be asked to socially distance themselves.

Watch here and on Facebook for additional information.


Holiday Music from our Members: Happy Hanukkah

We are disappointed that we were not able to give a holiday concert this year, but several of our members are recording themselves playing some seasonal music for your enjoyment. Even though we can’t perform together, we still wish you and yours a peaceful winter season.

Violinist Cynthia Fadem kicks our series off with two songs celebrating Hanukkah.

Cynthia Fadem, violin, and Sharon Fischman, guitar, perform Lots of Latkes.

Cynthia Fadem, violin, and Sharon Fischman, guitar perform O Hanukkah.


Special Broadcast Concert

We have a special broadcast concert for you on Sunday! Members of the RCO gathered on 9/27/2020 at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church to record a concert that will be broadcast on Earlham’s public radio station (WECI 91.5 FM) and Whitewater Community Television at IU East (WETV Channel 20) Sunday 10/25/2020 at 5pm.

Ray Ontko set up in Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church before other RCO members arrive to record a special concert.

The concert is about 50 minutes and includes our string and piano/keyboard players in a socially distanced and masked performance under the direction of Musical Director, Jay Conard.