COF Orchestra

Want to conduct an orchestra?  Ever played a concerto?  Join the COF Orchestra and meet 60 other like-minded students, faculty and staff. Enjoy learning a broad range of music from Mozart to Gershwin, Bach to Rodgers and Hammerstein! Bridging differences in age, interests, status and experience, students, faculty, staff, and alumni rehearse and perform together, sharing the common goal of creating great live orchestral music.

Friendly auditions will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016, and Thursday, September 29, 2016.  To arrange a time, please contact Kathleen Berger at

The COF Orchestra rehearses every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, beginning on October 6, 2016.  They are held in Alumnae Hall, on the Simmons College Residential Campus.


COF Orchestra presented “Spring Concert 2016”

Please join them for a performance of Brahms’ iconic Academic Festival Overture; the jubilant Jupiter by Holst; the sonorous harmonies of Grieg’s Spring conducted by conducting competition winner Ruth Levitsky of Simmons College; the beautiful Fauré Élégie performed by our concerto winner, cellist Bryanna Brown, also of Simmons College; a whimsical arrangement of Carnival of the Animals for flute choir; and the ever-popular music to Lord of the Rings.

Thursday April 7, at 7:30 PM
Alumnae Hall, Simmons College Residential Campus


COF Orchestra Spring 2014: Bond Medley

Get to know the conductor: Kathleen Berger

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