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
Brahms: Melodic Shape-Shifting and
Romantic Reserve

Join us as we explore the intricate, intimate
world of Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Oliver's engaging, informative commentary and musical
illustrations by the SFCO will take you
inside the music to reveal the transforming melodies, rhythmic subtleties, and retreating harmonies of this beloved work, followed by a complete performance of the first movement.

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

Friday, September 30, at 7 pm,
in the James A. Little Theater
on the campus of
the New Mexico School for the Deaf.

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


SFCO Fall Concert

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Side-by-Side with students from
Aspen Community Magnet School Band

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm
James A. Little Theater
New Mexico School for the Deaf

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



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.

Composition Competition

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.

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