The Brookline Symphony Orchestra is a community ensemble involving instrumentalists of all ages from the Greater Boston area. All orchestra members except for the concertmaster are volunteers and are asked to participate in the financial support of the organization. We do not have "principals" in the wind/brass sections and are implementing a rotation system.

Rehearsal Information:
Rehearsals are held on Monday evening, weekly from 7:15 to 9:45pm, starting in mid September and ending late May at the Korean Church of Boston in Brookline Village. In addition, we hold a dress rehearsal the Saturday before the concert at All Saints Parish (our performance venue) in Washington Square, Brookline, MA. Full details about schedule and location are on this page.

Current openings:

We currently have the following openings:

  • all string sections

Please contact the personnel manager at for the most up to date information about openings and auditions.

To request an audition:
Contact the personnel manager at and fill out our audition form.

Audition dates:
Yearly general auditions are usually held the second week end of September. 
Individual auditions can also be scheduled on a case by case basis, depending on our needs. These are usually held right before our rehearsal. 

Audition Material:
Applicants should prepare representative contrasting material of their choice from either a Concerto, a Sonata, or the orchestral repertoire and, if possible, material relevant to our upcoming season. The audition will last about 10 minutes. Candidates for a principal string position will also be required to prepare five excerpts from the standard orchestral literature assigned by the audition panel.

2014-15 Repertoire is:
  • Shostakovich: Festive Overture
  • Vieuxtemps: Violin concerto #5 
  • Sibelius: Symphony no. 3
  • Weinberg: Symphony no. 6
  • Bach: Brandenburg concerto no. 3 (conductor-less in performance)
  • Kabalevsky: Suite from The Comedians
  • Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
  • Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On The Town
  • Mahler: Symphony no. 4