About the SFCO

The Santa Fe Community Orchestra
Season Overview

Five free concerts of classical favorites, rarely heard repertoire, accessible contemporary works, New Mexico soloists, & world premieres of compositions by New Mexico composers.

Educate Your Ear programs - entertaining, informative talks by Music Director Oliver Prezant with musical illustrations by the SFCO, followed by a complete performance.

Side-by-Side programs in the classroom and in the concert hall with students from the public schools.

Performances of large choral works - with Santa Fe area choristers, as well as college and high school students.

Innovative collaborations - with actors, dancers, composers, photographers, and filmmakers.

New Works by New Mexico's Composers - hear the latest from emerging and established composers from around New Mexico.

Let's Dance! our Swing and Ballroom dance event featuring the SFCO and the Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band.

The SFCO is the Community

performing for the Community

FREE of charge!


Upcoming Events

Fall Concert

Sunday, October 6, at 2:30 pm
James A. Little Theater
at the New Mexico School for the Deaf


Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Dame Ethel Smyth: Overture to The Wreckers
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated

Educate Your Ear
Dvořák's Symphony No. 6:
Vienna meets Prague?

Friday, October 4 at 7:00 pm
James A. Little Theater
at the New Mexico School for the Deaf

Dvořák's radiant Symphony No. 6 balances
the influence of Brahms and Beethoven
with the sunny lyricism of Czech folk music.
Though he wrote it for the Vienna Philharmonic
in 1880, they didn’t perform the work until 1942,
sixty-plus years later! Oliver’s commentary and musical illustrations by the SFCO will take you inside this beautiful work, followed by a full performance of the first movement.

Educate Your Ear -

It will change the way you hear!

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated


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and Education Programs.

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SFCO is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Matching Grant Opportunity
Executive Director


A donor to the Santa Fe Community Orchestra (SFCO) will match donations 1:1 up to $10,000 in support of an Executive Director (ED). An ED will provide management support for our full season of free concerts and education programs serving public school students, community musicians, NM composers and soloists, and our diverse audience.

Join the Orchestra

The SFCO welcomes amateur musicians who would like to join the orchestra to contact us for audition information. Professional or outstanding amateur musicians who are interested in performing with the SFCO as guest soloists are also encouraged to contact us.

Join the orchestra