Adult Orchestra

Adult Orchestra students rehearse at Settlement Music School.
Adult Orchestra students rehearse at Settlement Music School.
Summer Orchestra 

The 2019-2020 summer sessions of the Adult Orchestra are scheduled for consecutive Tuesdays – July 9, July 16, and July 23 – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Willow Grove Branch.  We currently have openings for string, brass, and percussion players, plus limited woodwind vacancies.  To sign up, please fill out our registration form.

Adult Orchestra 

A vibrant group of amateur adult musicians of all ages, rehearses every other week for a total of nine meetings per semester. Orchestra repertoire is varied, but primarily consists of symphonic literature of the classical period. Emphasis is placed on sight reading new music on a regular basis and reading specific works of particular interest to orchestra members.  Member recommendations of additional works to be read during the season are also welcome. 

Fees: 
$175 for 18-week session

The Adult Orchestra meets every other Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Willow Grove Branch. Schedule and registration for the 2019-2020 season will be available on this page shortly.

The Orchestra is led by conductor Martin Knoblauch.  In the last 50 years, Martin has conducted over 500 works of orchestra, opera and choral repertoire throughout the Philadelphia area.  His musical interests extend from Gregorian Chant to Wagner.  He has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Orchestral and Opera Conducting from the University of the Arts.

 

For more information or to register, contact Program Coordinator Mary Felley via email or call 215-320-2698.