The UCR Orchestra, conducted by Ruth Charloff, prides itself on high-quality musicianship and great repertoire. Primarily a university student orchestra that draws students from all majors, we also welcome staff as well as community members from the Riverside area.

The orchestra's lively programming comprises music of four centuries, from Handel, Haydn and Mozart to recent works by American composers. Recent highlights have included Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Copland's Lincoln Portrait and Appalachian Spring, Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches, Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer, de Falla's Three-Cornered Hat and El Amor Brujo, the Sinfonia India by Mexican composer Carlos Chavez, symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Hovhaness, and much more.  Our annual special concerts for children and families have featured such fare as Tim Labor’s The Queen of Quok, Sibelius’s music for The Tempest, the Sherman brothers’ Winnie the Pooh, and Poulenc's The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant.

The Orchestra is MUS 160, and meets on Tuesday and Thursday 4:20-5:50.

Auditions take place in September during the week preceding the beginning of classes, or by appointment at other times of the year.

For more information, or to audition, please contact:
Ruth Charloff, D.M.A.
Office: ARTS 164
Phone: (951) 827-5412
Email: ruth.charloff@ucr.edu