Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra

Neal Hampton conducting the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra

Join in the Brandeis Orchestra!

This fall we will gather together, in person or remotely, and create several dynamic online performances to share with family, friends and the public. We'll explore the historical context of the music, develop our musicianship and collaborate with faculty composers, soloists and other student ensembles. Come be a part of this exciting semester!

Directed by Neal Hampton, and comprising students, faculty, and staff of Brandeis University, Wellesley College, and Babson and Olin Colleges, the Brandeis-Wellesley 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 featured works by Beach, Copland, Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn, Mahler, Mozart, Shostakovich, William Grant Still, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, among others. Highlights include a performance with internationally renown jazz pianist Marcus Roberts, and concerts of large-scale works such as Brahms' German Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and Mahler's 2nd Symphony (the latter in collaboration with the Tufts University Orchestra, and the combined choirs of Brandeis, Tufts and MIT).

Auditions will be by video submission (due August 24), followed by a zoom interview on August 25 (candidates will be contacted by the conductor to schedule a time). More information on the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra webpage.