James Martin, Conductor
The SMC Symphony is a college/community orchestra that performs two concerts each semester at the beautiful Eli and Edythe Broad Stage on the Madison Campus. The orchestra rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 – 9:50pm. The director of the SMC Symphony is James Martin. Concerts are scheduled Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM, often headlined by guest artists or ensembles. The repertory is drawn from works composed during the past 400 years, from European and American cultures, and also other global regions. Membership in the orchestra requires an audition.
The Symphony is primarily a class for students of all ages, including high school, registering for the course Music 74. Community members are encouraged to sign up for Community Service for a nominal fee. Musicians should expect to maintain attendance at all services requiring their presence, and to maintain the technique necessary to play the music of each term.
The SMC Symphony presents programs on the Broad Stage, or in the pit as an accompanying ensemble for opera, ballet, musical theater and “pops” programs involving other SMC performing ensembles or guest artists.
Students and community musicians interested in the SMC Symphony may contact conductor James Martin via email: Martin_James@smc.edu or telephone: (310)434-8905.