Third Street’s most advanced orchestra, Philharmonia, is a challenging and rewarding ensemble for the school’s highest-performing students of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Philharmonia practices for 2.5 hours on Saturdays during the school year, and recent works have included Handel’s Messiah, Holst’s Brook Green Suite, as well as compositions by Wagner, Mendelssohn and more. Sight-reading is a must for both audition and performance with Philharmonia.
Repertoire Level:* Mid Suzuki Book 5 and above (violin, viola, cello), Suzuki Book 4 (bass)
Rehearsals: Saturdays – 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Conductor: Eric Mahl
Audition required for placement
* = Repertoire level listed is for general purpose only. There are several additional factors which affect proper placement.
Students interested in joining an orchestra will audition for placement. All-School Auditions take place in June and September. Click here to view the audition requirements and prerequisites. For more information on joining a Third Street youth orchestra, please email Ivan Antonov, Assistant Director, Music & Dance School.