Hoff-Barthelson Festival OrchestraA full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry.
Five 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, Classics in Concert Festival, and Music of Our Time Festival - create the opportunity for an exploration of complete works from the full orchestral repertoire.
Recent RepertoireBeethoven: 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
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 ArtistsNancy 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.