WHAT

WE DO

REHEARSALS

Our year consists of a fall and spring semester. Each semester we have at least six rehearsals. Refer to our Membership page for rehearsal dates and locations. Optional small group practices are also scheduled on an as-needed basis by individual orchestra members. These occur in several different locations as our members come from a wide geographic area.

REPERTOIRE

Although primarily classical, our music is carefully chosen to offer the variety and originality that audiences love. From saucy sambas to the moodiness of Mahler, our repertoire offers something for everyone: classical music, show tunes, movie soundtracks, folk dances, pieces by local composers, and even some improvisation. Here's a sample of music from past performances:

  • Classical

    • J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite #3
    • Mendelssohn: String Symphony #1
    • Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    • Strauss: Emperor Waltz
    • Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Strings in B flat major
    • Warlock: Capriol Suite
    • Balmages: Phantom Tangos
    • Corelli: Concerto Grosso Opus 6
  • Modern
    • Barber: Adagio for Strings
    • Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean (The Curse of the Black Pearl)
    • Sondheim: America from West Side Story
    • Williams; Theme from Schindler's List
    • Morricone: Theme from Cinema Paradiso
    • Reese (local composer): A Heart for the Arts

PERFORMANCES

We perform two concerts each semester. Refer to our Calendar of Events for specific dates and venues. All concerts are free.