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

SFCO Fall Concert:

Sunday October 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm
James A. Little Theater
at the New Mexico School for the Deaf

R. Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod
from Tristan and Isolde
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Free Admission, Donations Appreciated

SFCO Composition Competition

$4,000 Prize

The Santa Fe Community Orchestra announces a composition competition to be held during the 2018-2019 season. The competition is open to current and former New Mexico residents. There is no age limit for the competition. SFCO members and their immediate families are not eligible, and composers who have previously won the competition or who have been commissioned by the SFCO are not eligible.

For complete guidelines and more information, click the more button.

Composition Competition


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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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