String Chamber Orchestra



Peter Jarvis, Conductor

String Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is open by audition to upper level pre-college string students interested in an intensive, larger chamber music setting. Repertoire is chosen from the wealth of glorious Serenades and character pieces written for string orchestra, such as the Tchaikovsky String Serenade and the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg. Members develop advanced ensemble skills and a group confidence performing in various venues on campus, including Jordan Hall, the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre and even the Green Cafe. Most students enjoy playing in the chamber orchestra along with their participation in a full orchestra. Seating in the chamber orchestra is on a rotating basis to offer a more complete experience for everyone in the group.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Placement and Seating Auditions

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New England Conservatory Prep's String Chamber Orchestra, led by Peter Jarvis performs Debussy's Danses for Harp featuring soloist Clara Wang.

2023-2024 Calendar

Complete Schedule

Concert Dates:

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Tuesday, May 21, 2024


  • Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. Students are expected to be ready to begin on-time. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session.
  • If you plan on being absent for a rehearsal, please fill out this Attendance Notice Form
  • Read our full attendance policy here: