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

Educate Your Ear
Erkki Melartin:
Greatness in the Shadow of Sibelius

Join us as we explore the first movement of Erkki Melartin’s rarely performed Symphony No. 5, written in 1915. Melartin wrote music that is rich
in expression, romantic on the edge of
modernism, and full of lyrical melodies and
rousing climaxes. Oliver’s engaging, informative commentary and musical illustrations by the
SFCO will take you inside the music and the
life and times of this wonderful, undiscovered Finnish composer, followed by a complete performance of the first movement.

Educate Your Ear -
it will change the way you hear!

Friday, December 2 at 7 pm,
in the James A. Little Theater
on the campus of
the New Mexico School for the Deaf.

Free admission, donations appreciated.
For more information, call 505-466-4879


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, 2016 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, Nov. 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.

Join the orchestra