Advanced Orchestra serves as the principal strings performing ensemble within the Burke Instrumental Music Department. The ensemble is comprised of advanced string students playing violin, viola, cello, and acoustic bass; membership is by audition. Students will study playing technique and musicianship through the rehearsal and performance of outstanding literature from various periods of music history. Students will develop both individual and ensemble skills.
The Advanced Orchestra performances include Winter and Spring concerts, as well as performing in the All-City Music Festival. Orchestra members will also have an opportunity to perform with the Pit Orchestra for the production of the school’s Broadway Musical during the Spring, as well as solo and chamber ensemble opportunities.