The UCR Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Ruth Charloff, prides itself on high-quality musicianship and great repertoire. Our members are UCR students from all majors, as well as faculty, staff, and community members from the Riverside area.
The orchestra's lively programming comprises music of four centuries, from Handel and Haydn to recent works by American composers. Recent highlights: Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches and Romanian Folk Dances, Turina’s Danzas Fantasticas, Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer, de Falla's Three-Cornered Hat and El Amor Brujo, the Sinfonia India by Chavez, Huapango by Moncayo, and Danzón No. 2 by Márquez, symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Hovhaness, and much more. Our Family Concert series features such fare as Poulenc's The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant, the Sherman brothers’ Winnie the Pooh, Tim Labor’s The Queen of Quok, and Sibelius’s music for The Tempest. Collaborations include the musical-theatre piece Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies, musical tales narrated by actors Johanna McKay and Martha Demson, concertos with soloists Nadia Shpachenko and Flavio Apro, and major works for chorus and orchestra.
The Orchestra is MUS 160, and meets Tuesday and Thursday 4:20-5:50.
Fall 2020: in light of COVID-19, the orchestra will rehearse and perform virtually this quarter.
We admit new members in fall, winter and spring; contact Dr. Charloff for information specific to your instrument.
Audition information and signup: Audition info, Orchestra, fall 2020, update
for more information, contact director Dr. Ruth Charloff:
Office: ARTS 164
Phone: (951) 827-5412