The UCR Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Ruth Charloff, welcomes students from all majors, as well as faculty, staff, and community members.

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, Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat and Siete Canciones, the Sinfonia India by Chavez, Huapango by Moncayo, and Danzón No. 2 by Márquez, Of Our New Day Begun by Omar Thomas, symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Hovhaness, and much more. Our Family Concert series has featured 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 The Tempest with music by Sibelius. Collaborations include recent concertos with soloists Flavio Apro, Nadia Shpachenko, and Pedro Rubio, songs from Latin America and Spain with Patricia Caicedo, the musical-theatre piece Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies, and major works for chorus and orchestra.

The Orchestra is MUS 160 and meets Tuesday and Thursday from 4:10-5:50 pm. The course may be taken for 1 or 2 credits and may be repeated.

We admit new members in the fall, winter, and spring quarters. Contact Dr. Charloff for information specific to your instrument.

Audition information and signup: bit.ly/UCROrchAuditions2023-24

And please visit our Interest Form: bit.ly/UCROrchInterestForm2023-24

For more information, contact:
Dr. Ruth Charloff
Office: ARTS 164
Phone: (951) 827-5412
Email: ruth.charloff@ucr.edu