Rhodes College Orchestra


The Rhodes College Orchestra is a 40 piece full symphonic orchestra that presents four on-campus concerts and several off-campus concerts during the academic year with repertoire ranging from the Baroque Period to the 21st century. The orchestra serves to fulfill the desire to keep music an integral part of the life of the liberal arts student. All students are welcomed to audition for the orchestra and do not need to be a music major or minor to participate.

Every year the Rhodes College Orchestra tours the United States, performing in a variety of professional and academic settings. Highlights of the 2010-2011 concert season includes an all mozart program, collaborations with the Rhodes Singers in performance at the annual Christmas at St. Mary′s concert and in performance of Rene Clausen′s Memorial, music of America and of course the annual Rhodes Night at the Movies with special guests the Memphis Boy Choir and Rhodes Singers. Highlights from the 2009-2010 concert season included the world premiere of Steve Kornicki′s Vertical Color Forms No. 1 (Cosmic Vistas), Bruch′s Violin Concerto with concertmaster Alex Tong, Faure′s Elegie for Cello and Orchestra with Memphis Symphony cellist Iren Zombor.  Previous performances included venues such as the High Museum of Art, Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, Brooks Museum and the Memphis Public Library.