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Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra

Three major concerts presented each year, including the Finale Concert each spring at the Purchase Theatre Recital Hall, Purchase College. World-renowned artists perform as soloists with the Orchestra twice yearly. The Music School's Festivals in Style - the Baroque and Beyond Festival and Spanning the Centuries - create the opportunity for an exploration of complete works from the full orchestral repertoire.

New York Philharmonic Academy, Jr.

The Hoff-Barthelson Music School Festival Orchestra was selected in 2014 as an originating partner in the New York Philharmonic's Philharmonic Academy, Jr. Program, the only music school in the tristate area to have been accorded this prestigious honor. Through this innovative program, NY Philharmonic musicians and teaching artists provide sectional rehearsals, master classes, and clinics for promising young ensembles. Festival Orchestra students receive sectional coaching by Philharmonic members and take an annual excursion to attend a Philharmonic rehearsal session and post-rehearsal discussion at David Geffen Hall.

Recent Repertoire

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Opus 26
Copland: Appalachian Spring

Glenn Dicterow

Stanley Drucker

Debussy: Fêtes
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88/B 163
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G, K. 313
Schöenberg; Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Opus 97
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Recent Guest Artists

Nancy Allen, Principal Harp, New York Philharmonic
Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic
Stanley Drucker, Principal Clarinet, New York Philharmonic
Christine Kwak, violin
Daniel Phillips, First violin, Orion String Quartet
Paula Robison, flute
André-Michel Schub, piano
Fred Sherry, cello
Mark Steinberg, First violin, Brentano String Quartet
Carol Wincenc, flute

By Audition. May and September. Contact the Music School for more information.

Christine Kwak

Daniel Phillips

Fred Sherry

Carol Wincenc