The Skidmore College Orchestra Celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season

Now entering it's twenty-fifth concert season, the Skidmore College orchestra is a semi-professional orchestra made up of Skidmore students and top players from several regional professional orchestras, including the Albany Symphony, Berkshire Symphony, Schenectady Symphony and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. Skidmore's unique orchestral program emphasizes students in the most important orchestral positions and features students in the most important solos. Our professional members create a unique atmosphere where students participate in a living orchestral lesson each week with the top professional players assisting our students in each rehearsal. This combination of professional and student players creates an exciting synergy and an exciting concert atmosphere for players and audience members alike!

Student soloists are also featured each year as winners of the Orchestral Concerto Competition.

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The Skidmore College Orchestra Residency 2007-08

Michelle Kim

Assistant Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic

Michelle Kim (above), Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, will perform with the Skidmore Orchestra in December of 2007 and April of 2008.

The Skidmore College Orchestra Residency 2006-07

Hai-Ye Ni ,

Principal Cellist, The Philadelphia Orchestra


Hai-Ye Ni (above), Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will perform with the Skidmore Orchestra in April 2007.

The Skidmore College Orchestra Residency 2005-06

Mark Ludwig,

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Here is a picture of Maestro Mark Ludwig (above left) of the Boston Symphony Orchestra coaching some of our Skidmore Orchestra String Players during his 2005-06 Residency.

NEWS FLASH: April 26, '06: Mark Ludwig (BSO) Guest soloist with the Skidmore Orchestra--Live Radio/TV interview WAMC, NY (click here to see and hear the interview (quicktime)

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Composer Peter Schickele (aka PDQ Bach) Residency:Fall 2005


The Skidmore College Orchestra Residency 2004-05:

Michael Ludwig,

Associate Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra

Here is a picture of Maestro Michael Ludwig, Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, during his 2004-05 Skidmore Orchestra Residency....coaching some of the members of our first violin section .

The Skidmore College Orchestra plays to a capacity audience.  

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The Skidmore Orchestra is open to student members each term through an audition. The audition consists of performing two solo works, major and minor scales and arpeggios and sight reading. If you are a high school age student considering application to Skidmore, we would love to hear from you. You also should know about the Filene Scholarship Competition in Music.

To contact the conductor of the orchestra: Send Email to conductor Anthony Holland

Dr. Anthony G. Holland
C/O Music Department
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
tel: 518-584-5000 extension: 2606