Orchestra

The orchestra, under the director of Heidi Jacob, currently has over seventy members and has performed such works as Mahler's Third Symphony, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture, Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, Dvorak's Symphony in G Major, the New World Symphony and Woodwind Serenade in D minor, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije, Ibert's Flute Concerto, Overtures by Verdi and Schubert, and Bach's Third Brandenberg Concerto among others. The orchestra has also performed 19th and 20th century works influenced by Native American music, including the premier of Haverford Professor Curt Cacioppo's powerful, "Scenes from Indian Country." The program of this music was broadcast on WRTI, Philadelphia's classical and jazz music radio station.

Select players have the opportunity to perform in orchestras made up of professional musicians along with other students and graduates from Temple University and Curtis Institute of Music. These orchestras have performed with the Haverford/Bryn Mawr College Chorale as well as for special programs such as the Native American Music Symposium held at Haverford College. The orchestra and chorale have performed Brahms' Requiem, in joint performances with the University of Pennsylvania Orchestra and Chorus.

For woodwind/brass players who do not make it into orchestra, there is a woodwind ensemble at Swarthmore College. All flutists are welcome to join the Haverford/Bryn Mawr College Flute Ensemble, which performs both on and off campus.


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