Sinfonia is a full symphony orchestra of strings, winds, brass, and percussion for intermediate level players, middle and high school-age*. The focus is on deep listening and critical thinking, ensemble skills, practice habits, and a collaborative approach to working with other musicians.
Sinfonia performs standard orchestral repertoire, nearly always in their original versions (rather than simplified arrangements). For many wind, brass, and percussion players, Sinfonia is their first symphonic orchestra experience with these masterworks. Recent seasons have seen Sinfonia tackle Dvořák’s tone poem Polednice (The Noon Witch); the jazzy Seattle Slew of William Bolcom; selections from Smetana’s Ma Vlast (My Homeland); and works of Elgar, Bernstein, Stravinsky, Britten, Amaya, and Albeniz.
Sinfonia is led by Aaron Kaplan.
*String students: grade 6-12. Wind, brass & percussion students: grade 8-12.
Performs during the 2:00pm concerts in November, March, and May.