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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

Student Symphony Clubs

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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

Family Fun Discount Card

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OSBA has a fantastic offer for Family Fun this spring.  We have partnered with local non-profits and businesses to create a Family Fun Discount Card.

FatCats Ogden and Dartside​ have generously sponsored the card and our partners include: Dartside, Eccles Community Arts Center, Hill Areospace Museum, Kangaroo Zoo, Ogden Nature Center, Ogden Union Station, Toad's Fun Zone, and Treehouse Children's Museum.

The card can be purchased from the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association for $10.00.  You will receive a Fun Pass from FatCats Ogden and be entered to win a Free bowling party for up to 10 people, or a 5 person pass to Dartside.  You can use the discount card at the above mentioned places and once you have completed three of the activities you return the discount card to OSBA for a FREE family pack (up to six tickets) to one of our family concerts.

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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

Masterworks Music Detectives

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Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Educational Outreach

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The educational outreach program originated in 2001 as a collaborative effort between the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association (OSBA) and the local school districts.  The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for secondary students to attend a live symphony or ballet performance at no cost with the hope that they will become future patrons of the arts.  From our experience we have seen that many teenagers and young adults do not have the opportunity to attend a live performance of the symphony or ballet.  The tickets provide a chance to expose these students to "new," exciting and interesting music.

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OSBA has a fantastic offer for Family Fun this spring.  We have partnered with local non-profits and businesses to create a Family Fun Discount Card.

FatCats Ogden​ has generously sponsored the card and our partners include: Ogden Nature Center​, Treehouse Children's Museum​, Ogden's Union Station​, Eccles Community Art Center​, Weber County Library​, & Kangaroo Zoo​.

The card can be purchased from the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association for $10.00.  You will receive a Fun Pass from FatCats Ogden and be entered to win a $50 gift card or a free bowling party.  You can use the discount card at the above mentioned places and once you have completed three of the activities you return the discount card to OSBA for a FREE family pack, up to six tickets, to one of our family concerts.

 

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Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

Youth Guild Is Recruiting New Members

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Youth Guild is recruiting new members for the 2016-2017 Season!

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What is Youth Guild? The Youth Guild is a student service and social club. The Guild's mission is to enhance appreciation of and build future audiences for live symphonic music and classical dance performances. Guild members help stuff programs and serve as volunteer ushers for all OSBA performances. They also participate in educational and social functions, such as last year's brunch featuring Rei Hotoda, associate conductor of the Utah Symphony.

Do I Get to Watch the Performances? Yes! All Guild members receive free tickets to any OSBA performance (even if they are not ushering). In addition, family members can purchase up to 6 discounted tickets for any performances on the day of the show.

Who Can Apply? Membership is open to all students, male and female, from 9th to 12th grades. Guild dues are $30 per year. Membership is limited to the first 150 applicants.  

How Do I Apply? Just fill out the Application found by clicking on the link below. Then bring your completed application and guild dues to the OSBA office (638 E 26th Street) or call us at 801-399-9214.

2016-2017 YOUTH GUILD APPLICATION

Thursday, 13 January 2011 00:00

Allegro!

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Allegro! is a group of highly evolved students who happen to get their groove on to Classical music. 

They are accepting new members to join them in their funkified arts fun!  A new student group is coming to campus that is going to put a new musical twist on the social scene.  Allegro! is a student group hosted by the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association for Weber State Students who want to attend the performances right on campus.  Allegro! members will meet fellow music and dance lovers and spend some time stuffing their faces together!

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Becoming a member is totally easy: students just need to register for one event per semester.  These events include: 

  • Tickets to a performance of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, Ballet West or BYU Dancers on WSU campus - at a discount (even better than the student rate)
  • A social before or after the event with food, door prizes and occasional opportunities to meet orchestra/ballet members to talk about stuff

To register for events just call or come in to:
Ogden Symphony Ballet Association
638 East 26th Street in Ogden
or call 801-399-9214

Why become a member of Allegro?  Like you need any more reasons but here they are just in case you missed it the first time:

  • $8 tickets to the Classical, Ballet, Family and Special Event Series
  • $10 tickets for the Pops Series
  • Allegro! members never pay handling fees
  • Allegro! members can buy tickets over the phone, other students cannot
  • Fabulous and fun Service opportunities
  • Allegro! members can buy tickets to everything but the Pops series anytime and the Pops series 3 weeks before any other students! Neener, Neener!
  • Allegro! members will get other cool prizes and chances to win sweet gifts, door prizes, and get other great deals on food and chances to hang out with other classical music dorks

Register now for the first event on February 24, 2011!  It’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (who doesn’t dig Shakespeare?) with food and a chance to hang out and gab right after the concert!  It’s only $15 for the food and your ticket and the chance to win all kinds of groovy things!  You should join us - you know you want to! 

Call OSBA at 801-399-9214 or stop by our office on 26th street k?

Tuesday, 17 August 2010 13:18

Tickets

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Thank you for visiting the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association website. 

Individual Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, August 30th. 

For further information please call 801-399-9214.

Monday, 16 August 2010 13:18

OSBA History

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1940

Utah Symphony presented its first season in
Salt Lake City with five concerts.

1949

Two Ogden women brought the Utah Symphony to Ogden for 1 performance. The cost was $400, and 300 people attended.

1950

The Welfare League, later known as the Junior League of Ogden, established a Symphony Committee with responsibilities for all of the operations needed for the Utah Symphony performances in Ogden. A Community Board of 25 members provided needed community support.

1957

The Junior League and the Community Board saw increases in the number of concerts and concert attendance. The Community Board grew stronger, and with the aid of League volunteers, evolved into an effective Community Guild. Articles of Incorporation were filed for the Ogden Guild. The name was later changed to the Ogden Symphony Association.

1979

In July, the Association, with support from Weber State College, held an outdoor "Pops" concert at the Ada Lindquist Plaza on the college campus. Approximately 2,500 people attended, listened to the symphony, and watched a display of fireworks. The Association continued to host the event for 10 years in partnership with Weber State University and the Lindquist Family. (In 2004, the event drew 60,000

1982

Ballet West approached the Ogden Symphony Association to present Ballet West performances in Ogden. The Association agreed and changed its name to the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association.

1990

During the first forty years of symphony performances in Ogden, the Association grew from the first concert with 300 in attendance to seven classical concerts, two chamber concerts, and ten Ballet West performances, including the Nutcracker. The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association met the artistic needs of the community for forty years and looked ahead to forty more.

2000

The Association celebrated 50 years of "Bringing the Arts Home" to Ogden with a special performance of the Utah Symphony and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Most tickets were free to the public. Mayor Matthew Godfrey declared October 19-26 "Ogden Symphony Ballet Association

2006

The Association budget reached nearly 1 million dollars. It included a season of five Utah Symphony Masterworks (Classical) concerts, five Utah Symphony Pops (Entertainment) concerts, five performances of Ballet West including the Nutcracker, three family performances (two with the Utah Symphony and one with Children's Dance Theatre), a full-length opera, and a self-produced concert called "A Broadway Valentine." The average concert cost $24,000 and 1,000 people attended.

Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I purchase Tickets?

  • Tickets may be purchased on this website, on the telephone by calling (801) 399-9214, or at our office located at 638 E. 26th Street.

How do I find your Ticket Office?

  • The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association Ticket Office is located at 638 E. 26th Street in Ogden. Just 2 and ½ blocks East of Washington Boulevard, our office is located directly behind the Eccles Community Arts Center (2580 Jefferson Avenue) and the entrance to our parking lot is from Orchard Avenue.

What are your office hours?

  • Our office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What time does the performance start?

  • All Utah Symphony Masterworks and Entertainment Series performances, as well as the Special Event, begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • All Family Series and Ballet West Series and Utah Symphony Family Series performances begin at 7:00 p.m., however "Here Comes Santa Claus" will begin at 2:30 p.m. on December 20, 2014.

Where in the Browning Center are your performances held?

  • All of the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association performances are held in the Austad Auditorium at the Val A. Browning Center.

When do Tickets go on sale?

  • Season Tickets go on sale the beginning of June every year. (Please note that current Season Ticket Holders are guaranteed their seats from the previous year. All other ticket orders will be placed following current Season Ticket Holders and in the order they were received).
  • Single Tickets go on sale at the end of August every year.  Exact dates will vary depending on the date of the opening concert of the season.
  • Single tickets to the Nutcracker also go on sale at that time.

If I order online or over the phone, how do I get my tickets?

  • Generally tickets will be mailed to you on the day that you order them. If you order them the week of the performance, they will be held for you at Will Call and can be picked up at our office or starting 1 hour prior to the performance at the Browning Center’s Box Office.

When I attend a performance, where can I park and is there a charge?

  • There is free parking in the parking lots south of the Browning Center or Valet parking is available for a charge of $3.

I am a Senior Citizen and no longer able to drive, is there transportation available to and from the performances?

  • The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association sponsors “The Ride” for Senior Citizens living in Weber County at no cost. Please call our office no later than the Monday prior to the performance if you would like a seat on “The Ride.”

**”The Ride” is a service provided by Weber County to Weber County residents.**

What is “Conversations?”

  • “Conversations” are pre-concert lectures given 45 minutes prior the Classical Series concerts. These lectures are given, by the Artistic Director, Conductor, or a Guest Lecturer in Room 113 of the Val A. Browning Center.

How long is the performance?

  • The Utah Symphony Classical and Pops Series last approximately 2 hours. The Family Series last approximately 1 hour. The Ballet West Series performances vary between 2 and 3 hours depending on the performance.

I am a Student. Can I purchase tickets at a discount?

  • Yes! Student tickets are available for $10 for the Masterworks, Ballet West events, Family Series, and Special Events, and for $12 for the Entertainment Series.  They may be purchased the day of the performance and are limited to two tickets per student.  Student Tickets are subject to availability and must be purchased in person or by phone with a valid student ID.  

Can I buy tickets at the door?

  • The Box Office is open at the Browning Center 1 hour prior to the performance (6:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. show). Tickets are subject to availability.

Is there a discount available for groups?

  • If you have a group of 10 or more, you can purchase tickets at a discount. These discounts are not available online. Call our office at (801) 399-9214 or visit us at 638 E. 26th Street in Ogden for prices.

Do you give refunds if I cannot attend a performance?

  • No, we don’t give refunds. You can exchange your tickets for any other performance in the current season by bringing your tickets to our office no later than 48 hours prior to the concert you have tickets for. 

If I’m late for a performance I have tickets for, can I still go inside?

  • Late seating for any performance depends on that particular performance. Generally you will be allowed to go to your seat between numbers. Try to arrive early though, because sometimes the first number doesn’t end until intermission.

What is your age limit for children?

  • The age limit for the Utah Symphony Masterworks and Entertainment Series is 8 years old.
  • The age limit for the Nutcracker is 3 years old.
  • There is no age limit for the Family Series, however every person entering the Theatre MUST have ticket (this includes all children).

What should I wear?

  • You will see a wide range of clothing at our performances. Generally, wearing business casual (slacks, skirts and a nice shirt) will suffice, yet don't feel bashful about dressing up in something more formal!

What is the etiquette for applause at a Masterworks Symphony?

  • It is customary to applaud when the conductor enters the stage. You may take this cue from those who can see the conductor's entrance. Most symphonies are broken into movements, with a slight pause indicating the end of one movement and the beginning of the next. As a standard practice, applause is held until after all movements of the piece have been completed. If you are unclear as to when the piece has been completed, simply wait until the music has stopped and the conductor has turned around to face the audience.
Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

Subscriber Benefits

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Best Seat in the House

Season ticket holders are guaranteed the same seats from year to year. If you’d like to change your seats, just request that change when you order your tickets and we’ll do our best to put you in the seats you want.

Ticket Savings

As a Season Subscriber you already receive up to 15% off our single ticket price. Now you can receive up to 10% off any additional seats you purchase throughout the year.

One Step Ahead

When you purchase Season Tickets you are eligible to purchase individual tickets to Broadway & Beyond and The Nutcracker before the general public.

Ticket Insurance

If you lose your tickets, call us and we’ll replace them without charge.

The Season Subscription Process

• All renewing subscribers are guaranteed the same seats if they wish (timely pre-payment required).
• Renewing subscribers may request seat changes; please note requests on the renewal form.
• New subscription orders are placed after renewals and in the order they are received.
• Tickets will be mailed early-August.
• Ticket exchanges may be made after you receive your tickets and before single tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, August 19, 2013.

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Tickets

Purchase tickets online, by calling (801) 399-9214 or at the OSBA Office at 638 E. 26th Street in Ogden.

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