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

Winter Concert

Sunday, December 8, at 2:30 pm
James A. Little Theater
at the New Mexico School for the Deaf


Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges:
Violin Concerto in G, Op. 8, No. 9,
Ari Lê, violin
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1, Op. 13

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated

Educate Your Ear
Posthumous Redemption: Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1

Friday, December 6 at 7:00 pm
James A. Little Theater
at the New Mexico School for the Deaf

Panned at the premiere due to poor
conducting, lost for almost fifty years, then resurrected in 1945, Rachmaninoff’s
First Symphony is considered by many
to be his best, and we'll show you why!
Join Oliver Prezant and the SFCO
as we get inside the music and explore
the life of the composer, followed by a full performance of the first movement.

Educate Your Ear -

It will change the way you hear!

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated


Support our Free Concerts
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