The PHS Chamber Orchestra is already recognized by many as a fine ensemble that exemplifies hard work and dedication combined.
Under the artistic directorship of Alla Zernitskaya a select number of gifted and enthusiastic students meet to rehearse chamber music each weekday at 6:30 AM. The PHS chamber orchestra has performed a plethora of repertoire comprised of the major chamber works alone and combined with other professional groups and individual artists.
The orchestra has performed in Seiji Ozawa Hall, the Tanglewood Shed and the most incredible spotlight for the orchestra was preparation and a once in a lifetime opportunity performance on the David Geffen Hall Stage at the Lincoln Center in New York City in March of 2016. The orchestra earned runner up award for their performance and award for the most original music selection.
The PHS Orchestra has also been recognized for its superior service to the community and their participation in the Berkshire community artistic life. The Orchestra has performed for various organizations like Colonial Theatre, The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Bach Society, Berkshire Concert choir and many more.
In the past members of the orchestra have taken leading positions in other music institutions orchestras including Western District music Festival, Massachusetts All State Music Festival, the Empire Youth, New England Prep School Symphony, YOLA (Youth orchestra Los Angeles). During the summer, members of the PHS Chamber attend internationally recognized music institutions summer programs like Boston University Tanglewood Institute, YOLA summer program, the Eastman School of Music Quartet Program, the Philadelphia Orchestra Program. Postgraduate members of the orchestra are very vocal members at renowned Universities music programs in the USA and Canada.
In addition to showcasing the talent of the Pittsfield High School Orchestra, this event will also be a fundraiser for the program. Donation links will be available soon.
Vivaldi -concerto for two solo cellos and orchestra in G
Adagio for strings by Barber
Brandenburg concerto #3 by Bach
” Nimrod” by Elgar
Dvorak ” -American quartet
Schuman -Piano quintet.
COVID-19 Guidelines: In order to offer our patrons the safest and most enjoyable experience possible, social distance policies will be in effect through the 2021 season. All guests must wear their masks when out of their seats. In order to be served alcohol, guests will be required to purchase food from the food truck on premises. No food or drink from outside may be brought on the premises.
Table Seating: Tables and chairs socially distanced 6-feet from surrounding tables. Guests sitting at tables will be offered table service and our full bar menu.
The Foundry Green (General Admission): General admission to sit socially distanced out on our lawn. Guests sitting on the green will be able to order non-alcoholic drinks and and may only order alcoholic canned drinks out on the lawn after purchasing a meal from the food truck. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and/or blankets to relax in as they watch the show.