For a more detailed list, check out the Smith College Performing Arts Calendar for a listing of all dance, music, and theatre events happening on campus.
Upcoming Orchestra Events!
Fall Concert! Saturday November 22, 8pm, Sage Hall. Free!
Tour of Sicily! The Orchestra played at several different venues all around Sicily.
Children's Concert! Featuring Bob McGrath from "Sesame Street," and the Amherst Ballet in Peter and the Wolf.
The concert will also showcase "Sesame Street" songs featuring the South Hadley Children's Chorus, the Hampshire Young People's Chorus, the Smith College Glee Club, and the Orchestra.
April 18th: Spring Orchestra Concert
Arianne Abela '08, soprano
Victoria Fraser '10, soprano
Molly Gibson '09, violin
If you would like to purchase a CD of our past performances (Beethoven, Symphony No. 9; Brahms, Requiem; or Verdi, Requiem) please click here.
A typical concert schedule for the Orchestra consists of:
Montage (formerly "POPS!")
Children’s Halloween Concert
Orchestra Fall Concert
Regis College/ACDA Choral Festival
Spring Children’s Concert
Orchestra Spring Concert
The orchestra, chamber orchestra, and other subsets of orchestra members have accompanied the Smith Glee Club and visiting men’s glee clubs (recently UVA, USNA, and Michigan) in performances of major choral works, including Verdi’s Requiem, Vaughn Williams' A Sea Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Gustav Mahler's Symphony Number 2.
In the spring of 2004, the SCO traveled to Trinidad and Tobago on its first international tour to commence its 100th Anniversary Celebration. Jessel Murray, a former conductor of the SCO, currently resides in Trinidad, where he directs the National Symphonia Orchestra. The SCO had the opportunity to share the Queen’s Hall stage with the National Symphonia, where together the groups performed the anthems of the United States and of Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to their own repertoire. And of course, everyone spent plenty of time at the beach.
In March of 2003, the Chamber Orchestra traveled with the Smith College Glee Club to the University of Virginia to perform the Mozart Requiem with the UVA Men’s Glee Club. The groups also performed the work at Smith College and in New York City at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.