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Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra

  • A full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry.
Three major concerts presented each year, including the Finale Concert each spring at the Purchase Theatre Recital Hall, Purchase College. World-renowned artists perform as soloists with the Orchestra twice yearly. The Music School's Festivals in Style - the Baroque and Beyond Festival and Spanning the Centuries - create the opportunity for an exploration of complete works from the full orchestral repertoire.

Recent Repertoire

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Opus 26
Copland: Appalachian Spring

Glenn Dicterow

Stanley Drucker

Debussy: Fêtes
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88/B 163
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K. 313
Schöenberg; Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Opus 97
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Recent Guest Artists

Nancy Allen, Principal Harp, New York Philharmonic
Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic
Stanley Drucker, Principal Clarinet, New York Philharmonic
Christine Kwak, violin
Daniel Phillips, First violin, Orion String Quartet
Paula Robison, flute
André-Michel Schub, piano
Fred Sherry, cello
Mark Steinberg, First violin, Brentano String Quartet
Carol Wincenc, flute

By Audition. May and September. Contact the Music School for more information.

Christine Kwak

Daniel Phillips

Fred Sherry

Carol Wincenc