The Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra began its operation in 1932 as a semi-professional orchestra with the goal of providing a performance venue for struggling musicians during the height of the Great Depression. By the end of that decade, it had become community orchestra serving the needs of local amateur musicians and the classical music loving public. It has continued in that vein with weekly rehearsals, providing three or more concerts per year. Adjusting to changing demographics and busier lives, we have changed the way in which we prepare for our concerts.
Our current approach seeks to satisfy our two primary player constituencies:
those who desire and function best with weekly rehearsals, and
those who may possess a higher level of playing skill, interested in performing at this level, but with limited time available for group rehearsal.
To serve both of these groups and any in between, we offer the following as our approach to each concert:
distribution of music for the concert
read-through of music for the concert
regular, weekly rehearsals, parsing the music and building an interpretive approach
some scheduled sectional rehearsals
The Final Four
These are the two Wednesdays,the Saturday morningand a warm up rehearsalprior to the concert. Attendance at THREE of these FOUR rehearsals is required in order to particpate in the performance.
Full rehearsals benefit the entire group, and although all are encojuraged to attendas many rehearsals as possible, we believe that this approach can yield outstanding results
How to Participate
If you are interested in participating in one of our concerts, please fill out the form below and click SEND. You will be contacted to proceed with the process of joining us. NO AUDITIONS are required!