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Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted by Jim Bartsch
Smiling photo of Jim

This full orchestra includes all instruments. Literature is a combination of arranged and unedited works designed to expose students to a diverse selection of orchestral music. Rehearsal include separate sectionals for strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion to work out problems specific to their instrument and explore the musical nuances that enhance the overall orchestration. String seating is rotated each trimester; brass, woodwind and percussion rotate from piece to piece.


Philharmonic Orchestra repertoire:
Badelt/Rickett: Pirates of the Caribbean; Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 & No. 2, L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 & 2; Brahms: Hungarian Dance; Dvorák/Leidig: Symphony No. 8; Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance No. 1; Gershwin/Sayre: Selections from Porgy & Bess; Gliere: Russian Sailor’s Dance; Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld; Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance of the Tumblers from “The Snow Maiden”,“Procession of the Nobles: from Mlada; Sibelius: Finlandia; Stravinsky/Isaac: Dance Infernale and Berceuse & Finale; Strauss, J.: Radetzky March; Verdi: “Anvil Chorus” from Il Travatore; Webber: Selections from “The Phantom of the Opera”; Williams: Dry Your Tears, Afrika from “Amistad”

Media text: 
Click here to listen to an audio sample of the Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Giuseppe Verdi's Hymn & Triumphal March from "Aida".
Orchestra type: 
(advanced intermediate level)