About the SFCO

Santa Fe Community Orchestra

The Santa Fe Community Orchestra Season Overview

Five free concerts of classical favorites, rarely heard repertoire, accessible contemporary works, & world premieres of compositions by New Mexico composers.

Educate Your Ear - Entertaining talks with musical illustrations.

Side-by-Side programs with the public schools.

Performances of large choral/orchestra works.

Innovative collaborations with actors, dancers, & filmmakers.

New Works by New Mexico's Composers.

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

SFCO Programs


Mid-Season Concert 


with guest conductor,
David Chavez


Allegretti: Benthic Metropolis - World Premiere
Britten: Lachrymae for viola and strings,
Ari Le, viola
(SFCO Concerto Competition Winner)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5


Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
St. Francis Auditorium,
New Mexico Museum of Art


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





SFCO Opporttunities

SFCO Annual
Composition Competition

$4,000 Prize


We’ve received the submissions, and now it’s up to an independent jury to select the two finalists. The SFCO will read the compositions of the two finalists in an open rehearsal format at a public presentation on a date to be announced soon. Immediately after the reading, the orchestra will vote to select one of the compositions for a world premiere performance at an upcoming SFCO concert.


The competition is open to current and former NM residents of all ages.  For complete guidelines, click the more button.





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.


Three Friday evenings, November 20, 2015, January 15, 2016 and May 6, 2016, from
6 - 7:30 p.m. in St. Francis Auditorium. Free admission, donations welcome.


For more information about submitting compositions for the readings, click the more button. 



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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SFCO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All donations are tax deductible.