Swarthmore College Orchestra
The Swarthmore College Orchestra, directed by Andrew Hauze '04, rehearses once a week for three hours in Lang Concert Hall and performs a full concert at the end of each semester. Made up of more than sixty musicians, most SCO members are Swarthmore students, supplemented by members of the faculty, staff, community, and local professionals.
The Orchestra is dedicated to bringing great orchestral music to the Swarthmore campus. We perform a wide range of music spanning over three centuries up to the present day. (Please read our full repertoire vision statement here. You can also find a full list of our repertoire since 2006 here [pdf].)
The Orchestra holds a student concerto competition each year: the winner of the competition performs a concerto movement with the orchestra at the spring concert. We regularly welcome internationally renowned guest soloists and sometimes take field trips to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra.