Conductor Roger Kalia | Photo by Stan Sholik

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Roger Kalia is a very busy young man, assistant conductor of Orange County’s Pacific Symphony, director of the annual Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York, popular guest conductor, and now music director of Orchestra Santa Monica.

Kalia has enjoyed great success with Pacific Symphony. His talent has also been recognized by the Solti Foundation, named for the celebrated conductor Sir Georg Solti. He’s a three-time recipient of the Foundation’s Career Assistance Award.

Kalia has a clear artistic vision for Orchestra Santa Monica and a strong commitment to community engagement. And during his summers, Kalia will continue as the director of the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York.

Roger Kalia conducts his first concert with Orchestra Santa Monica at 2:30pm, Sunday, October 7, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Tickets and information at orchestrasantamonica.org.

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