Orchestra

The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra comprises students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University.

Following successful collaborations in recent years, the orchestras at each institution formally united in the Fall of 2002 under the direction of Neal Hampton. By sharing talents and resources, the orchestra provides unique creative opportunities for the communities at both institutions, and specifically for students within the context of a liberal arts education. Uniting the high standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra is dedicated to bringing inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature, both past and present, to a new generation of musicians and audiences. Programs have included symphonies and other works by Brahms, Copland, Dvorak, Mozart, Haydn, Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Major works performed by the orchestra include Mahler's Second Symphony (in collaboration with the orchestra of Tufts University and the combined choirs of Brandeis, Tufts and MIT) Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Brahms A German Requiem and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. The 2006 season culminated in a performance with world-renowned jazz pianist Marcus Roberts. For more information, please visit the members page on the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra site or contact Neal at nhampton@wellesley.edu.

Auditions: Prepare a brief selection of a piece that demonstrates musical and technical ability. It is recommended to include a selection from a first movement of a classical sonata or concerto, or any medium- to fast-tempo piece that shows an ability to play in a steady tempo. If you arrive without music, prepare a scale of your choice in as many octaves as your technique permits you to play steadily and in tune.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of Music
Jewett Arts Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481


Tel: 781.283.2077 
Fax: 781.283.3687

 


Claire Fontijn
Chair
cfontijn@wellesley.edu
781.283.2072

 

Marion Dry
Director of the Music Performance Program
mdry@wellesley.edu
781.283.2977

 

Magdalen Christian
Music Program Coordinator
mchristi@wellesley.edu
781.283.2077

 

Isabel Fine
Concert Manager
isabel.fine@wellesley.edu
781.283.2028