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 Concert
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony

Sunday April 9, at 2:30 pm
St. Francis Auditorium
in the New Mexico Museum of Art

Join us for a closer look at
Vaughan Williams’ brilliant, brassy, folksy, mysterious Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony. Is it “absolute music” focusing
on musical relationships only, or an evocative musical “tone poem" describing London in the
early 1900s. During the first half of the program Oliver’s commentary and
musical examples by the SFCO will give
you a guided tour of the music and the
life of the composer. Then, after intermission, you'll hear a full performance of the work.

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated

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


Call for TENORS and BASSES

Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K. 427

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the
Lensic Theater

Join us to sing this FABULOUS, late work
by Mozart!!!

Composition Competition

Call for Compositions
New Works by
New Mexico Composers
Jan. 13 and Feb. 10

The SFCO regularly presents new and recent works by New Mexico composers in an open rehearsal format. Our next readings of New Works by New Mexico Composers will take place on Jan. 13 and Feb. 10, 2017. 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