Entertaining Oakville, Burlington, and Mississauga since 1984, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra (OCO) performs favourite classics, contemporary music, and rare gems, in various locations, including the Oakville Centre. This season features “Beethoven & Friends” on October 5 and 6; “The Fun Classics” on November 16 and 17; “4 Elements & 4 Seasons” on February 29; and, rounding out the season, “Upbeat!” on April 25 and 26. Founded as a group of amateur string players, the OCO has steadily grown in size and quality to become the well-loved and exceptional orchestra it is today. The OCO enriches Oakville’s cultural landscape by sharing a passion for chamber music, helping local, amateur musicians of all ages develop their artistry, and promoting Canadian soloists. In addition to bringing scintillating chamber music to the doorsteps of Oakville residents, OCO musicians play at charity, private and corporate events, and participate in community outreach. OCO’s annual Youth Concerto Competition is recognized for fostering exceptional talent. Details are available on the OCO website, and tickets are available at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office.