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 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m
James A. Little Theater
at the New Mexico School for the Deaf


Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93,
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto in A flat Major
Jan McDonald, trumpet

Side-by-Side with
El Camino Real Academy Wildcat Band

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated

Educate Your Ear
What's So Funny About Beethoven's Eighth?

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m
James A. Little Theater
at the New Mexico School for the Deaf

Join Music Director Oliver Prezant and the SFCO
as we explore Beethoven’s light-hearted, humorous Symphony No. 8. Musical excerpts by the orchestra
and Oliver’s accessible commentary will show
you how Beethoven playfully disrupts the
expectations of his audience, 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.

Jody Ellis

Jody Ellis, co-founder of the SFCO and a Santa Fe Living Treasure, passed away in February. We have received a large donation in her memory from a friend who invites others to contribute in honor of Jody. If you’d like to learn more about Jody or wish to join in celebrating Jody’s life with a donation, please click here.

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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