Adult Orchestra

Fees: $165 for 18-week session

A vibrant group of amateur adult musicians of all ages, rehearses every other week for a total of nine meetings per semester. Orchestra repertoire is varied, but primarily consists of symphonic literature of the classical period. Emphasis is placed on sight reading new music on a regular basis and reading specific works of particular interest to orchestra members.  Member recommendations of additional works to be read during the season are also welcome.

The Adult Orchestra meets every other Tuesday from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Willow Grove Branch. Schedule and other information for the 2016-17 season are available here.

Repertoire is varied, but primarily consists of symphonic literature of the classical period. Emphasis is placed on sight reading new music on a regular basis and reading specific works of particular interest to orchestra members. Member recommendations of additional works to read during the season are also welcome.

The Orchestra is led by conductor and cellist Anne Parrett, who holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education from the Florida State University College of Music.  Parrett works with student and adult orchestras across the region and is entering her third year as a Settlement Music School conductor of orchestras for the Mary Louise Curtis, Germantown, and Willow Grove Branches after a career spanning over 25 years with full and string orchestras in Florida.  Parrett studied conducting under Phillip Spurgeon, James Byo, Robert Shaw, Harold Farberman, and William LaRue Jones and led the American premiere of French composer Guy St. Claire’s “Phoenix Rising” piano concerto.

For more information or to register, contact Program Coordinator Mary Felley via email or call 215.320.2698.