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.
Auditions for the 2016-2017 season will be held September 11, 2016.Individual auditions can also be scheduled on a case by case basis, depending on our needs. These are usually held right before our rehearsal.
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.
We currently have the following openings:
To request an audition:
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.
2016-17 Repertoire is here.
Rehearsal Schedule is here.