The Orchestras

Philadelphia Sinfonia
(PS)

The award-winning Philadelphia Sinfonia is our most advanced full symphonic orchestra for talented students with significant orchestral experience. Composed of musicians aged 14 to 23, PS has a rich history of performing some of the greatest orchestral works, including Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Brahms' Symphony No. 2, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, among others. PS has traveled extensively throughout the world, performing to standing-room only crowds in South America, Europe and Russia. This orchestra performs three to four concerts each season throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. 

Conductor: Gary D. White 

Saturdays, 2:50 – 5:30 PM
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Center City, Philadelphia 

 

Philadelphia Sinfonia Players
(PSP)

Successfully launched in 2012, Philadelphia Sinfonia Players is a full symphonic orchestra composed of students ages 11 to 18. Geared towards talented musicians who will benefit from intermediate to advanced level experience and training in a large orchestral setting, PSP performs two to three concerts each season throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Music is selected from the standard symphonic repertoire using original, non-arranged works.

Conductor: Danielle Garrett 

Saturdays, 9:50 AM – Noon
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Center City, Philadelphia

 

Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra
(PSCO)

Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra is a strings-only ensemble drawn from Philadelphia Sinfonia, our most advanced full symphonic orchestra. (String players in PSP may be invited to join at the discretion of the Music Director.) This ensemble focuses on the string repertoire, allowing musicians to perform in a smaller group setting where greater attention can be given to each individual player. PSCO performs two to three additional concerts each season throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

Conductor: Gary D. White 

Saturdays, 12:20 – 2:00 PM
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Center City, Philadelphia