About the SFCO

Santa Fe Community Orchestra

The Santa Fe Community Orchestra Season Overview

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

Educate Your Ear - Entertaining talks with musical illustrations.

Side-by-Side programs with the public schools.

Performances of large choral/orchestra works.

Innovative collaborations with actors, dancers, & filmmakers.

New Works by New Mexico's Composers.

Let's Dance! our annual 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

SFCO Programs

The SFCO presents:


 New Works by
New Mexico Composers


Hear the latest orchestral works by
composers from around the state, presented
in an open rehearsal format.


Friday, November 20, from 6 - 7:30 pm
in St. Francis Auditorium
Free Admission, donations welcome.


Educate Your Ear
Stravinsky and his,
Magical, Mythical Firebird


Join Oliver Prezant and the SFCO for a close encounter with the exotic colors, rhythms, and harmonies of the Firebird, Stravinsky’s first great ballet. Oliver’s engaging, informative commentary and musical illustrations by the SFCO will be followed by a complete performance of the Firebird Suite.


Friday, December 11 at 7pm
in St. Francis Auditorium
Free admission, donations welcome

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Winter Concert


Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

Frahm: Symphony No. 1 (world premiere)

Bloch: Suite for Viola and Orchestra (1919)
Kim Fredenburgh, viola

Side-by-Side with students from
the El Camino Real string program


Saturday, December 12, at 2:30 pm
at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Free admission, donations welcome.




SFCO Opporttunities

SFCO Annual
Composition Competition

$4,000 Prize


The Santa Fe Community Orchestra announces our 2015 Composition Competition.  The competition is open to current and former NM residents of all ages.  For complete guidelines, click the more button.


Readings of New Works by New Mexico Composers 


Hear new and recent compositions by composers from around the state, presented in an open rehearsal format. 


Three Friday evenings, November 20, 2015, January 15, 2016 and May 6,2016, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in St. Francis Auditorium.  Free admission, donations welcome.


For more information about submitting compositions for the readings, click the more button.



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.


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SFCO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All donations are tax deductible.