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 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 Winter Concert

Melartin: Symphony No. 5
(Sinfonia brevis), Op. 90

Márquez: Danzón No. 2

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Roberto Capocchi, guitar

Sunday, December 4, at 2:30 pm
James A. Little Theater
New Mexico School for the Deaf

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
For more information call 505-466-4879



SFCO Annual
Composition Competition Finals

Friday, November 4, at 7 pm
Stieren Hall at The Santa Fe Opera
Free admissions, donations appreciated

Join us as the SFCO reads the compositions of the two finalists in our annual Composition Competition in an open rehearsal format at a public presentation on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Stieren Hall at the Santa Fe Opera. Immediately after the reading, the musicians on stage will vote to select one of the compositions for a world premiere performance at our June 4, 2017 concert, and a $4,000 prize.

For more information call 505-466-4879.

Composition Competition

Call for Compositions
New Works by
New Mexico Composers

The SFCO regularly presents new and recent works by New Mexico composers in an open rehearsal format. There is no charge to participating composers, and the public is invited to listen.

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

Call for Composition

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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